ABOUT FAIR , ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE TRADE

What Is Fairtrade?

 

Fairtrade is the driving force of fair Coffee. It advocates for better working conditions and improved terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries. This initiative is essential to the ethical production of coffee.

It supports the development of farming and working communities to have more control over their futures and to protect the environment in which they live and work by receiving:

      • Payment of the Fairtrade minimum price

      • Additional Fairtrade premium for workers to invest in their community

      • Protection of workers' rights

      • Protection of children

      • Preservation of the environment

      • Gender equality

Coffee can only be Fairtrade certified if it is ethically sourced from a small-scale farmer organisation. This gives rural communities the stability of income which enables them to plan for the future and invest in developing their organisation.

Every time you choose a product carrying the Fairtrade mark, you are making the choice to give a fair go to farmers, workers and their communities in some of the world’s poorest communities.

 


What is the Fairtrade minimum price?

 

The Fairtrade minimum price ensures that farmers never receive less than the cost it took to produce their crop in a sustainable manner.

It is a vital safety net that protects them from fluctuations in the market and allows them to have an assured and stable income for their future.

Payment of the minimum price is regularly audited and checked by FLO-Cert.



What is the Fairtrade premium?

 

The Fairtrade premium is an additional sum of money which goes into a communal fund for workers and farmers to use as they see fit.

Producers determine what is important to them, such as healthcare or education, improving their business or building vital infrastructure for their community, and allocate funds accordingly.

This means that by purchasing fair Coffee, you are not only supporting the producer themselves, but the community as a whole.

Read more about Fairtrade at https://fairtradeanz.org/

 


What is CarbonClick carbon offset?

 

CarbonClick is an easy way for consumers to reduce the impact their purchases have on the environment.

By using premiums to protect and regenerate forests and by promoting and supporting clean energy projects, the carbon produced by your order to you can be balanced out.

How is your contribution used?

Well, after fees are deducted, the remaining amount is split 50/50. Where available, 50% will be allocated to local flagship forest regeneration or conservation projects, and 50% will go to high-impact international clean energy projects. After including Carbon Neutral Cart on your order, CarbonClick will email you a 'track and trace' number, which can be used to see what projects your contribution has helped with. CarbonClick proudly supports many of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.

You can find out more by visiting the CarbonClick website.