Pay Promptly and Fairly
Fair Trade empowers producers to set prices within the framework of the true costs of labor, time, materials, sustainable growth, and related factors. Fair trade businesses comply with or exceed international, national, local, and, where applicable, Fair Trade Minimum standards for their employees and producers. They seek to ensure that income is distributed equitably at all times, particularly equal pay for equal work by women and men. Fair trade companies ensure prompt payment to all of their partners. Producers are offered access to interest-free advance payment for handmade goods, or pre-finance of agricultural harvest with favorable terms.
Support Safe & Empowering Working ConditionsFair Trade means a safe and healthy working environment free of forced labor; workplaces that empower people to participate in the decisions that affect them.; elimination of discrimination based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, age, marital, or health status. Fair trade participants support workplaces free from physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse.
Ensure Children’s Rights
Fair Trade means that all children have the right to security, education, and play. Throughout the trading chain, businesses respect and support the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as local laws and social norms; disclose the involvement of children in production; do not support child trafficking and exploitative child labor.