Fair Trade Certified

Accreditation Organization: SCS Global Services (SCS)

Fair Trade Certifiedā„¢ products provide the rigorous social and environmental guarantees that many retailers and buyers are now demanding. Fair Trade empowers consumers to support farmers and farm workers, and to have a positive impact on farm communities through their everyday purchases. SCS is Fair Trade USA's exclusive certification partner. Through this partnership, we are extending our common aims of helping businesses and consumers support workers and communities across the globe while protecting the environment. Certification audits are conducted for food products covered by Fair Trade USA standards, including: coffee, tea, herbs, cocoa, fresh fruit and vegetables, sugar, beans and grains, flowers, nuts, oils and butters, honey and spices, and certified ingredients used in ready-to-drink beverages. This list of products continues to expand. SCS offers compliance assessment under the Fair TradeĀ  Farm Workers Standard, the Independent Smallholders Standard, and the Small Producer Organization Standard. Participants must comply with requirements generally covered by the following areas: Empowerment, Economic Development, Social Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Trade Requirements.

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Jurisdiction: United States
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