Happy International Day of Happiness!
We don’t want charity. We just want the opportunity to work together with you, and to work our own way out of the challenges we face.
Magda Reza, Sonomoro Coffee Cooperative, Peru
Our work is far from over. This new Standard provides the support framework, and we have to work hard to make sure workers have the capacity and the freedom to negotiate fairer workplaces.
Wilbert Flinterman, Senior Advisor on Workers’ Rights and Trade Union Relations at Fairtrade International. Read more about the new Standard for Hired Labor.
Contributing to greater fairness in global trade is Fairtrade’s raison d’être. We believe in mature, open dialogue between management and empowered workers and their organizations as the best way to bring solutions to labor problems.
Wilbert Flinterman, the Senior Advisor on Workers’ Rights and Trade Union Relations of Fairtrade International. Read more on living wage and workers’ rights on Fairtrade International’s blog.
I can truly say Nelson Mandela has allowed me to travel the continents of the world and now my quest is to continue his legacy through a Fairtrade business to touch the lives of as many other desperate people in search of that better life.
Vernon Henn of Thandi Wines, a Fairtrade winery in South Africa. Read this and other producer salutes to Nelson Mandela here.