The Fairtrade Foundation is a charity based in the United Kingdom 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 Foundation the British member of FLO International, which unites 23 Fairtrade producer and labelling initiatives across Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The organization, registered as a charity, exists to improve the position of poor and marginalised producers in the developing world, by encouraging industry and consumers in the United Kingdom to support fairer trade.
The Foundation aims to achieve its goals by:
Awarding a consumer guarantee - the Fairtrade Mark - to products which meet their standards of a superior deal to producers in the developing world. In collaboration with FLO International and FLO-CERT, the Fairtrade foundation checks, through regular inspection and audit, that products with the Fairtrade Mark continue to meet Fairtrade......