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Accelerating ESG Impact With Fair Trade Certified

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by Leilani Latimer, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer, Fair Trade Certified

Fair Trade USA™ Surpasses $1 Billion in Impact to Communities Worldwide

More than 1,500 industry partners ethically source their products with Fair Trade Certified™
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 4, 2022 /3BL Media/ - This Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA™ celebrates the momentous milestone of exceeding $1B in financial impact to farmers, workers, fishers, and communities around the globe.

Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee Partners Update Commitments Ahead of Sustainable Coffee Challenge and International Coffee Day

Keuring Dr Pepper, Sam's Club, ALDI, Kroger, and others take the lead in commitments toward more sustainable coffee
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 26, 2022 /3BL Media/ - In honor of International Coffee Day, October 1, 2022, Fair Trade USAhighlights its coffee partners’ commitments to the Sustainable Coffee Challenge (SCC). Managed by Conservation International, the SCC is a collaborative effort of public and private sector organizations and companies working to make coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product.

New Fair Trade USA™ Report Reinforces That Consumers Are Prioritizing Sustainability

Conscious Consumerism and fair trade goods at the forefront of a new era of global awareness
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and today more consumers than ever are revitalizing the global marketplace with their strong commitments to positive social and environmental impacts through their purchasing power.

Retailers, Roasters Commit to Fair Trade Certification As 'In-Home' Coffee Trend Continues

Keurig Dr Pepper, Target, ALDI, Kroger, and more make bold commitments to increase fair trade lineups as part of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, contributing to seven UN SDG’s
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA announces new and expanded commitments from partners on International Coffee Day and the celebration of its annual Just One Cup campaign challenging consumers and businesses alike to ask themselves, #DoesYourCoffeeDoMore?

Fair Trade on the Rise in Private Label Coffee, Apparel and Home Goods in the Second Quarter

New and expanded commitments to Fair Trade Certification were made as brands and businesses continue to seek trusted partners to realize ESG and responsible sourcing initiatives
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OAKLAND, Calif., August 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Fair Trade USA® – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – announces new commitments and product launches in the second quarter of 2021. As workers and vulnerable populations continue to struggle with the impacts of the climate crisis and new COVID-19 variants, businesses are executing on environmental, social, and governance criteria with increasing urgency and vigilance. And consumers are holding them accountable with more than ever.

Fair Trade USA Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Certification Program for U.S. Dairy Industry

Chobani debuts first-ever Fair Trade Certified dairy items on national retail shelves
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OAKLAND, Calif. May 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA® and Chobani, LLC have launched a groundbreaking certification program for U.S. dairy farms and cooperatives that provides financial premiums to dairy farmers and workers, which will help protect and empower them while raising sustainability standards.

Kroger to Expand Fair Trade Certified Products in 2020

"Food for Good" among Kroger's top 5 food trend predictions
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CINCINNATI, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Kroger, America's favorite grocer, announced today its top food trend predictions for 2020, insightfully curated by its culinary experiences team and Our Brands product developers, chefs and innovators.

The Fair Trade Difference is Impactful to Communities and Individuals

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Individually we make a choice. Together we make a difference.

Whenever you buy a product with the Fair Trade Certified™ seal, farmers, workers, and fishermen earn extra money to uplift their communities. Every. Single. Time. That’s the Fair Trade Difference. Journey to the Philippines, India and Colombia to see how farmers and workers are using fair trade to change their own lives, and find out how you can get involved in it all.

Go to www.FairTradeCertified.org to learn more.

“We Are Suffering”: Can Price Increases Alone Save Cocoa Farmers?

By Gesina Beckert
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My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

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