Our Work with the WFTO

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Sindyanna of Galilee has been a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) since 2003 (Registration Certificate 2016). Demonstrating 100% commitment to Fair Trade and consistency with the goal of Fair Trade, which is to enable producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through trading with agreed set of principles.

What Is Fair Trade?

“Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Fair Trade organizations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade. They can be recognised by the WFTO logo.

Fair Trade is more than just trading: it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.” (taken from the WFTO site)

The 10 Fair Trade Principles:

WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organizations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld:

1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
2. Transparency and Accountability
3. Fair Trading Practices
4. Payment of a Fair Price
5. Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor
6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
8. Providing Capacity Building
9. Promoting Fair Trade
10. Respect for the Environment

If you would like to read more about these principles, please visit the WFTO site.

New: Ahead of this year’s anti-poverty week (October 16-22), Sindyanna stands by the World Fair Trade Organization in our belief that the principles of Fair Trade are effective overarching tools to fight poverty, and their formula to eradicate poverty.

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New: WFTO launches the first international guarantee label for Fair Trade!

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