Fair Trade USA
Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farmers with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople.
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
The values that Fair Trade USA seeks to adhere to are:
Empowerment: Empowerment and freedom of choice as means to a better world.
Integrity: Act ethically and we value relationships built on honesty, mutual respect and trust.
Sustainability: Engage in sustainable solutions to global problems that affect the earth and its people.
Innovation: Transform the world through entrepreneurial creativity and lead by example.
Personal Development: Strong organizations rely on strong individuals. Fair Trade USA encourages and supports each other to realize the fullest potential of each employee and organization.
Community: Value the global and internal communities' diversity of perspectives, and know that each may hold a piece of the solution.
Fairness: Create opportunities and extend the benefits of globalization to all people, everywhere.
Impact: Build positive solutions that achieve meaningful social and environmental change in the world.