Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade USA™ Announces Organizational Changes

Larry Ruff continues in an expanded role as President, rejoins Board of Directors and Monika Vasquez-Pelz joins the Fair Trade Advisory Council
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA announces two leadership changes to support the ongoing expansion of the organization.

Fair Trade USA™ Joins Amazon Climate Pledge Friendly Initiative

Fair Trade Certified™ products highlighted – program helps consumers identify fair trade items from around the globe
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 12, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA is proud to join Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly initiative making Fair Trade Certified products more easily discoverable on Amazon’s e-commerce sites.

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?

Mind Fish, the First Fair Trade Certified Canned Tuna Lands in the USA

100% Pole & Line Caught Fair Trade Certified Skipjack Tuna
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OAKLAND, Calif., August 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mind Fish Co. has launched the first Fair Trade Certified™ canned tuna product available for purchase in the North American market.  Mind Fish partnered with Fair Trade USA® to support a program designed to help restore healthy marine ecosystems, improve livelihoods, and to build resilient coastal communities in the Maldives through their line of Pole and Line Caught Skipjack Tuna products. 

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.

SCS Global Services Becomes Newest Full APSCA Member Firm

Membership Confirms SCS’ Status as a Leader in Social Compliance Audits
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services, an international pioneer and leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification of environmental, social, safety and quality performance, is pleased to announce that it has become a full APSCA member firm.

Fair Trade USA Recognizes Kvarøy Arctic as the First Fair Trade Certified™ Farmed Fin Fish

Fair Trade USA Community Development Funds will support growth of the education programs on Indre Kvarøy
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, Fair Trade USA – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – announces that Kvarøy Arctic, the third-generation sustainable Atlantic salmon producer from Norway, is the first salmon farm globally to receive Fair Trade USA certification after a rigorous vetting process of the farm’s social, environmental, and economic impacts.

Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation Announces New Grants

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December 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On November 18, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) approved a new three-year grant to Forest Trends to address water security issues in Moquegua, Peru while seeking to develop income streams for local communities.

Fair Trade USA Appoints Ricardo Crisantes as New Board Chair

Crisantes, a Fair Trade Certified™ grower, will help the nonprofit launch a major technology transformation initiative to deepen its impact with almost 1 million farmers and workers around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America including coffee, produce, consumer packaged goods, apparel, and home goods, welcomes Ricardo Crisantes as Chair of the Board of Directors. His appointment reflects the organization’s commitment to elevating the voice and serving the needs of farmers and workers, especially as they grapple with ongoing hardships and rapidly changing market demands during COVID-19.


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