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The Fairtrade Foundation was founded in 1992, they manage the Fairtrade Mark in the UK. The certification's social and economic standards are set by Fairtrade International for both businesses and producers.

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Sustainable Development Goals
Proof Point Level
Product Business

Standard Summary

  • Fairtrade sets a minimum price that a buyer must pay for a product

  • A premium (calculated as a percentage of the volume of produce sold) is paid to the farmer. The cooperative of Fairtrade farmers can decide how to spend it

  • Standard covers crop growing, mining as well as industry workers where relevant

  • Certification requirements increase with time.

  • In-person and paper audits every 3 years with some unannounced audits

  • Certificates are valid for 3 years

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