CHARTER OF FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES

The Charter of Fair Trade Principles is a single international reference point for Fair Trade, adopted by World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and Fairtrade International in 2009. It provides concise explanation of Fair Trade principles and the two main routes by which these principles can be implemented. It also sets out our common vision, definition of Fair Trade, and core principles. WFTO adopts such principles through the 10 Principles of Fair Trade and prescribes these principles to our member organisations.

The Charter is available in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German and Slovak.

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7 March 20017, Culemborg, The Netherlands - The fight for gender equality at workplaces is far from over. The recent reports by UN Women show that women in economic activities continue to suffer various forms of discrimination and unequal treatment. They also highlight that their labour force participation has stagnated[1]. This reality has mobilised the Fair Trade movement to a renewed call to action to fight, harder this time, for the rights of women, especially those engaged in economic activities.