What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade Principle 10: Respect for the Environment
Organisations which produce Fair Trade products maximise the use of raw materials from sustainably managed sources in their ranges, buying locally when possible. They use production technologies that seek to reduce energy consumption and where possible use renewable energy technologies that minimise greenhouse gas emissions.
Respect for the Environment
Respect for the environment is key to all fair trade businesses. A wholistic approach to sustainability ensures that in addition to the core principles around positive employment and support for people, fair trade enterprises understand that caring for our environment is important for any successful business to thrive.
The World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) is currently focussing heavily on working to have impact on climate change and environmental issues, such as plastic pollution. They are in the process of strengthening the wording and certification requirements for Principle 10, details of which we expect to be published soon.
World Fair Trade Day 2022
The theme for World Fair Trade Day 2022, is Climate Justice. The two weeks leading up to World Fair Trade Day on 14 May 2022 is full of events and activities educating and celebrating Climate Justice. The Fair Trade Association ANZ will be running local campaigns and events as part of this global campaign. Follow them on social media to be kept up to date.
All of the Good Things Supports Fair Trade
Our philosophy is first and foremost, to do no harm to people or the planet. Then we choose to do what we can to have a positive impact. That’s when we get the really good feels. Then we know we are nudging the dial towards a world full of optimism, joy and fun for everyone.
Our first choice is to source from Fair Trade suppliers wherever possible.