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.
Here we grow everything we need to live, but the money we earn from selling pomegranates and almonds helps us with extra things like our children’s education.
- Pardaali Holov of the Fairtrade producer organization Dustkul Bogi in Uzbekistan
Having control over seed is the essence of Fairtrade. Fairtrade is not only about pricing. It is about farmers owning agriculture. Without seed there is no agriculture. The most basic human right is control over seed.
- Arun Ambatipudi of Chetna Organic