The principles that guide our fair trade practices
Pay farmers fair and stable prices that cover production costs and guarantee a profit, protecting farmers from volatile global markets.
Good Labor Practices:
Safe working conditions, living wages and social benefits at our production plants, treatment with respect and opportunities for personal growth, gender equality, no forced labor, no child labor.
Teach farmers organic practices, methods for composting, improving yield, and integrated pest management.
Fair Trade Fund:
Pay 10% premium to fund community development projects, selected and administered by fair trade committees made up of community members and company representatives.
Implement crop diversity, organic agriculture (no synthetic inputs or pesticides) and other soil fertility measures (use of mulch, compost) for healthy, productive soil.