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Topic: Fairtrade labelling


  
  Fairtrade labelling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the initiative of Mexican coffee farmers, the first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, was launched in the Netherlands on November 15, 1988 by Nico Roozen, Frans Van Der Hoff and Dutch ecumenical development agency Solidaridad.
Fairtrade labelling also allowed consumers and distributors alike to track the origin of the goods to confirm that the products were really benefiting the farmers at the end of the supply chain.
Fairtrade standards and procedures are approved by the FLO Standards Committee, an external committee comprising all FLO stakeholders (national members, producers and traders) and external experts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fairtrade_labelling   (1733 words)

  
 Fair trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A solution was found in 1988, when the first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, was created under the initiative of Nico Roozen, Frans Van Der Hoff and Dutch ATO Solidaridad.
The labeling initiative also allowed customers and distributors alike to track the origin of the goods to confirm that the products were really benefiting the farmers at the end of the supply chain.
Fairtrade labelling (usually simply Fairtrade or Fair Trade Certified in the US) is a Certification system designed to allow consumers to identify goods which meet agreed standards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fair_trade   (2838 words)

  
 About Fairtrade  ::  Fairtrade For Woodbridge  
Fairtrade: Fairtrade (one word) is an official term used to describe fair trade that meets specific standards set by the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO).
Fairtrade is based on a clear set of internationally-agreed criteria, which are independently assessed and monitored, and the whole system is open and transparent.
Fairtrade, on the other hand, is a voluntary model of trade that brings consumers and companies together to offer small-scale farmers a price for their coffee that covers the cost of production and provides a sustainable livelihood so that they can send their kids to school and pay their bills.
www.fairtradeforwoodbridge.org.uk /about_fairtrade.htm   (2538 words)

  
 FAIRTRADE | FAIRTRADE VENDING MACHINES | UK VENDING
Fairtrade Labelling was developed by Max Havelaar in the late 1980's when he launched the first Fairtrade consumer guarantee label in 1986 on coffee sourced from Mexico.
The Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO) Board include four producer representatives, two commercial partners and six national Fairtrade Initiative representatives.
In September 2004 there were 422 Fairtrade certified producer groups (including many umbrella bodies) in 49 producer countries selling to hundreds of Fairtrade registered importers, licensees and retailers in 19 countries.
www.fairtradevending.co.uk /fairtrade.htm   (246 words)

  
 What is Fairtrade?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Fairtrade does what it says on the label; it guarantees a better deal to producers in the developing world.
The list of Fairtrade products is growing, there are now over 100 including:- tea, coffee, chocolate, bananas, sugar...
The Fairtrade labelling organisation is the international certifying body for Fairtrade labelled products.
www.bhft.org.uk /whatisfairtrade.htm   (218 words)

  
 Puhe 19.8.1999 : Pereiera
The concept of Fairtrade, marginalized Southern farmers selling their produce (mainly craft) directly to concerned consumers in the North via charity shops, was invented 40 years ago in Europe by what are now called alternative trading organisations.
As the intention of FT labelling is to go beyond traditional 'charity' sales outlets and reach out to consumers unaware of the issues, it needs to be accompanied by a large consumer awareness programme.
Fairtrade is a market access mechanism with the primary aim of achieving greater stability for southern producers and their families so they can move out of a subsistence economy and invest in their futures.
www.kaapeli.fi /reilukauppa/pereiera.html   (898 words)

  
 Fairtrade FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Fairtrade is a trading partnership which seeks greater equality across international trade by offering improved trading conditions to farmers and workers in the developing world.
According to the Fairtrade Foundation sales of Fairtrade food and drink in the UK for the year 2004 were about £140m, making the UK the largest market in the world for Fairtrade food and drink.
Fairtrade standards have a social goal, stipulating minimum prices paid to producers and ensuring that producers in developing countries can gain more control over their lives.
www.organic-consultancy.com /ftfaq.shtml   (669 words)

  
 Fairtrade - Nuclear Spin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Fairtrade products not only guarantee a fair price for products in the Third World but also provide producers with a premium to be used in development.
However, Fairtrade requirements are based on the dry weight formulation of the product and one significant Fairtrade certified ingredient must be at least 20% of the total in order to be labelled as a Fairtrade certified product.
Fairtrade products ingredients must be sourced from the Third World and so in order to be made into the final product and packaged they must either be shipped or flown to another part of the world and then transported to the selling country.
www.nuclearspin.org /index.php?title=Fairtrade&printable=yes   (1400 words)

  
 Fairtrade
Fairtrade is an independent consumer label awarded by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and supported in the UK by the Fairtrade Foundation.
Fairtrade products must meet a strict set of criteria guaranteeing, for example, decent wages, a fair price, credit terms, good environmental standards, no child or forced labour and worker representation in trade union activities.
The purpose of a Fairtrade Town/City is to contribute to the Fairtrade Foundation's aim of tackling poverty by enabling disadvantaged producers from poor countries to receive a better deal, through encouraging support for the FAIRTRADE Label/Mark.
www.businessperthshiremagazine.com /business_perthshire_magazine/bpm_spr06/fairtrade_01.htm   (556 words)

  
 Fairtrade FAQ | FTAANZ
The Fairtrade Label is a “seal of approval” that appears on products that meet internationally agreed Fairtrade standards and which guarantees to consumers that their purchase of a particular product will benefit the producers, their families and the surrounding communities from the developing countries that they originate from.
Fairtrade certified products in Australia and New Zealand guarantee to consumers that the producers in developing countries, for example cooperatives of smallholder farmers in the case of coffee, were paid a fair price and are being supported to improve their livelihoods.
Behind the Fairtrade label on these products is a Fairtrade certification system based on a clear set of internationally agreed standards that are independently assessed and monitored to ensure that the benefits of Fairtrade are clear and transparent to consumers.
www.fta.org.au /FLO/FAQ   (438 words)

  
 Fairtrade | About Fairtrade | What is Fairtrade?
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products as an independent guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal.
Fairtrade Labelling was created in the Netherlands in the late 1980s.
The Max Havelaar Foundation launched the first Fairtrade consumer guarantee label in 1988 on coffee sourced from Mexico.
www.fairtrade.org.uk /about_what_is_fairtrade.htm   (231 words)

  
 Divine - Fairtrade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Fairtrade aims to build dignified trading relationships between consumers in the North and producers in developing countries.
The Day Chocolate Company is licensed by the Fairtrade Foundation, the independent UK regulator of fair trade, and each of its products meets the conditions set by the Foundation to allow them to carry the Fairtrade Mark.
Fairtrade is governed Europe wide by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO), which sets recognised price and development criteria for products which carry the fair trade mark.
www.divinechocolate.com /Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=89968&strAreaColor=Yellow   (268 words)

  
 Somerfield - Products - Fairtrade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The purpose of Fairtrade is to guarantee disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries a better deal for their products, such as tea, coffee, bananas, cocoa and even wine.
The producers receive a Fairtrade minimum price, which covers the cost of production and a sustainable livelihood, giving them a better return for their hard work.
Fairtrade also helps protect them from the devastating impact of economic downturns and natural disasters.
www.somerfield.co.uk /site/foodanddrink/product_ranges/fairtrade.asp   (394 words)

  
 About Fairtrade
„Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International, the world-wide umbrella organization of Fair Trade, held its second annual forum in London on September 9th-12th, 2003.
FLO gives credibility to fairtrade labels by providing an independent transparent and competent certification of the production process.
There are now 19 national Fair Trade Labelling Initiatives that work under the international umbrella of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO).
www.opencoffee.com /fairtrade.htm   (943 words)

  
 Cafedirect : Fairtrade Standards, the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation and Fairtrade Criteria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Fairtrade standards are enforced by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO), an independent worldwide umbrella organisation set up to ensure fairer international trade in mainstream commercial markets.
Fairtrade criteria have been established for coffee, tea, cocoa, honey, bananas, orange juice and sugar.
UK goods produced and traded in line with Fairtrade standards are awarded the Fairtrade Mark, a verification from the UK Fairtrade Foundation.
www.cafedirect.co.uk /fairtrade/standards.php   (166 words)

  
 fairtradeNUS.org :: campaign supporters
Although the Fairtrade NUS Campaign is organised and supported by students from across the UK, support from non-students and organisations such as Oxfam, Trade Justice Movement, People and Planet and Cafod has been invaluable.
The Fairtrade Foundation is the official Fairtrade labelling organisation in the UK.
The Fairtrade Foundation is delighted that students' unions have taken this initiative, and congratulates all those working to drive the Fairtrade NUS Campaign forward.
www.fairtradenus.org /supporters.php   (409 words)

  
 fairtrade : St Agnes Longsight
The first Fairtrade label was launched in 1988 in the Netherlands and applied only to coffee.
Under Fairtrade labelling, there are two sets of generic producer standards; one for small farmers and one for workers on
Fairtrade can only work if commercial companies are willing to buy from registered producers on these Fairtrade terms.
www.stagneslongsight.org /aboutus/fairtrade.html   (682 words)

  
 FLO International: Home
The Board of Directors of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) International is pleased to...
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), established in 1997, is an association of 20 Labelling Initiatives that promote and market the Fairtrade label in their countries.
FLO International e.V. is a publicly recognized non-profit multi-stakeholder association involving FLO’s 20 member organizations (or Labelling Initiatives), producer organizations, traders and external experts.
www.fairtrade.net   (238 words)

  
 International Society for Industrial Ecology | Jobs | Certification Assistant, Fairtrade Labelling Organisations ...
Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) is the worldwide Fairtrade standard setting and certification organization.
It permits more than 800,000 producers and workers and their dependents in 41 countries to benefit from labelled Fairtrade.
FLO Certification guarantees that products sold anywhere in the world with a Fairtrade label conform to Fairtrade standards and contribute to the development of disadvantaged producers.
www.is4ie.org /dynamic/job_listing.php?id=71   (167 words)

  
 St Andrews Fairtrade Town Campaign
This means that there are now nearly 80 entries in the St Andrews Fairtrade Directory, the others being workplaces and community organisations where Fairtrade tea and coffee is regularly used, and hotels and BandBs where guests are served Fairtrade beverages.
Fairtrade products carry the FAIRTRADE Mark to show that the producers receive a fair and stable price for their labour, along with extra income to improve their lives and to allow them to conserve their local environments.
The FAIRTRADE Mark is awarded to products that meet international Fairtrade standards set by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO).
www.fairtrade-standrews.org.uk   (511 words)

  
 IEMA - Fairtrade labelling organisation takes development prize
Fair trade was in the centre of attention as the King Baudouin Foundation handed over its bi-annual Development Prize to International Fairtrade Labelling Organisations, on 27 May 2003.
Taking into account the multiplier effect in the work of organisations entered to win this prize, International Fairtrade Labelling Organisations (FLO, Germany) was found to be the best example regarding the opportunities it gives to the people of lesser developed countries to take control of their development.
Through its National Labelling Initiatives, the FLO makes sure that producers are paid a price that covers the costs of sustainable production and living; a premium is paid, which producers and workers can decide to invest in development; and that the contracts signed allow for long-term planning and sustainable production practices.
www.iema.net /news/envnews?aid=4022   (278 words)

  
 CHS Fairtrade Group
The CHS Fairtrade group was set up to make Cheadle Hulme School in to a Fairtrade school and to generally promote the Fairtrade Foundation.
To achieve this we are holding weekly stalls selling Fairtrade chocolate, taking part in school assemblies to raise awareness of Fairtrade and organising fundraisers in aid of the Fairtrade Foundation.
Today, there are now 19 organisations including the Fairtrade Foundation, that run the international standard setting and monitoring body Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO).
www.freewebs.com /chsfairtrade   (494 words)

  
 Garstang Fair Trade Town: Fair Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Fairtrade Mark, appearing on products like tea, coffee, chocolate, bananas, fruit juice, honey and cocoa is a guarantee that the product has been fairly traded.
In September 2002 the new Fairtrade Mark, shown upper right, was launched so that the UK Mark could join with the International Fairtrade Labelling movement in the formation of a single certification Mark used across the globe.
Making Garstang a Fairtrade Town not only increased awareness of the Fairtrade Mark to over 70% (the national average being just 20%) but also led to the formation of many links between Garstang and Ghana.
www.garstangfairtrade.org.uk /ft/fairtrade.htm   (612 words)

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