This page collects our toolkits and other resources of utility for our members and similar social enterprises.

WFTO-Europe continuously develop toolkits, guides and resources that gather best practices in different areas for social enterprises in general, and the Fair Trade Enterprises in our membership in particular. They are all intended to make it easier to understand the basics, navigate the potential pitfalls during implementation and spot where to learn more. Some of the resources are collected from our network, either our members or our partners and allies among other CSO’s, NGO’s, academia, etc. across Europe and the globe.

 

Circular Economy: Toolkit for Fair Trade Enterprises

On this page you can find our toolkit with recommendations for Fair Trade and Social Enterprises on how they can embark on the journey towards circular economy for their business, or go further if they have already set sail. It collects a range of recommendations for evaluating your business’ carbon footprint, some ready tools for improving its environmental impact and a long list of resources for rethinking business models and practices in order to become more sustainable.

 

Public Procurement for Sustainable Enterprises

Here you can find a variety of resources for Fair Trade and Social Enterprises to strengthen their capacities for applying for public tenders and otherwise engaging in public procurement. The European Commission has recognised public procurement as a significant vehicle for the Green Transition, and WFTO-Europe strongly agrees that governments and local authorities hold tremendous leverage to contribute directly to several the SDG’s through their public procurement. We have developed a toolkit to help making it easier for Fair Trade and Social Enterprises to engage in public procurement and applying for tenders. In addition, on this page you find experiences and statements from similar enterprises that have already applied for public tenders, as well as a collection of websites and publications for learning more.