7509 employees work at 85 Fair Trade Workplaces
Why become a Fair Trade Workplace?
You work hard everyday, so you understand how important it is that you are compensated fairly for the work you do. By becoming a Fair Trade workplace, you and your co-workers can be mindful of the true value of labour and the cost of production. Getting designated shows solidarity with farmers and workers in the Global South – each cup of fair trade coffee and tea means a fair price was paid, but also provides a Premium for the producers that they can use to invest in improvements to their own businesses.
Calculate the potential impact of your workplace
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Estimate shows the potential Fairtrade Premium that could be generated by getting your workplace Fair Trade designated and everybody chose Fairtrade coffee and tea every day. Add in other Fairtrade products like chocolate, sugar, flowers and fruit and the impact could be so much greater. The Fairtrade Premium is paid to producers for their crops, in addition to the purchase price, and is used to improve their businesses and communities.
The Fair Trade Workplace designation is awarded to workplaces that meet three key requirements.
- A steering committee composed of a combination of staff and management, that will meet regularly.
- There must be three Fairtrade certified products available for both staff and visitors.
- The workplace must create visibility and awareness for its fair trade commitment by making informational material available to staff and visitors.
We provide all the resources you need to get your community designated as a Fair Trade Workplace. Visit our online resource kit which contains a pamphlet and more.
If you are looking to source Fairtrade brands to meet the product availability requirement, the Canadian Fairtrade Purchasing Guide 2020 is a valuable source of information.Download Kit
Materials and resources
Fairtrade Canada has a wide range of free promotional materials available to promote fair trade at events and businesses in your community. Posters, stickers, buttons help attract attention, while infographics and fact sheets provide detailed information for those wanting more information. Business resources include window clings, shelf wobblers and coffee shop kits.Order Materials
* Estimates of Fairtrade Premiums are based on the average consumption of coffee and tea by Canadians according to recent research.