Contact
Streaming
Map
 
Enriching lives

Fairtrade Myths - 2

Home » News » Fairtrade Myths - 2
AMC Fairtrade logo
AMC fair trade

Myth 2: "Anyone can stick the Fairtrade badge on their product and claim it's ethical" The idea that companies just slap the FAIRTRADE Mark on their products willy-nilly when they want to claim ethical credentials just doesn't hold up. The Mark is a registered certification label for products sourced from producers in developing countries. Products that display it must meet Fairtrade Standards, set by Fairtrade International. These Standards apply to both producers (the farmers and workers) and traders (suppliers to the shop you buy from) and are agreed through research and consultation with Fairtrade stakeholders, including farmers' and workers' organisations, traders, independent experts and national Fairtrade organisations such as the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK. If a company wants to get one of their products certified (and hence have the FAIRTRADE Mark displayed on their packaging) they have to first ensure that it meets all of the above Standards. Any company 'just slapping the Fairtrade badge on their product' without meeting the above standards for that product would be investigated and could even open themselves up to legal action.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

AMC Living Jesus
Peter Green: Sat 31 Jul 12:00pm

John Pritchard's book Living Jesus is the Good Faith Book Club's next choice for discussion at our September 25th meeting. Archbishop Desmond Tutu's comments on the former Bishop of Oxford's book are: "I'm with John Pritchard — unashamedly and incurably obsessed with Jesus. As I read his beautiful new book, I felt both my mind and my heart being enriched and...

AMC JPIT ppt
Roo & the JPIT Team: Wed 21 Jul 5:00am

The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptists, United Reform and Methodist Churches have published their latest newsletter with this introduction:"As we look at social media and news outlets at the moment, justice and peace seem to be in short supply. It's easy to despair and feel the weight of humanity's actions bearing down on individuals, society and the world around us. It takes...

AMC Simon Edwards
Peter Green: Tue 20 Jul 5:00am

This Saturday, 24th July, the Good Faith Book Club will meet on Zoom at 2pm to discuss our latest book choice, The Sanity of Belief by Simon Edwards.The book cover says, "Christianity is irrelevant. It's irrational. It may even be immoral. If you've ever had these thoughts, you are not alone. For many in the West, the things we watch on television, read online or hear from our...