At ethy, we believe that every businesses has a responsibility to not only preserve the natural world, but also ensure their workforce is treated in a fair and dignified way. Understanding what measures organisations take to ensure better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade workers is often ambiguous and hard to verify. Hence, we use impartial third party certifications such as the Fairtrade Foundation to confirm a companies claims to operate in line with fair trade principles.
Established in 1992, the Fairtrade Foundation is a charity based in the UK that works to empower disadvantaged producers in developing countries by tackling injustice in conventional trade, in particular by promoting and licensing the Fairtrade Mark, a guarantee that products retailed in the UK have been produced in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards. The Fairtrade Standards incorporate a variety of social, economic and environmental criteria. Read more about their standards here.