What Does Fair Trade Mean?
The goods we use and ingredients in foods we eat every day are the result of the work of thousands of people across the world. However, the competitive nature of the global marketplace has led many companies to cut costs at the expense of worker’s rights, fair wages, and sustainable environmental practices - often in some of the most vulnerable communities.
Recognizing the power of business to impact lives across the entire supply chain, Fair-Trade is a movement created to empower farmers, workers, and the communities where they live to support responsible labor and environmental practices. By ensuring fair prices for items, Fair-Trade enables economic empowerment, improved working conditions, clear work contracts, and training on fundamental rights at work necessary for workers to improve their lives and plan for their futures.
What We’re Doing
At GoMacro, we use vendors and suppliers that are Fair-Trade certified whenever possible. For example, we buy our cocoa powder from Agostoni Chocolate, a family-owned company that has been crafting organic chocolates for over seven decades. They source their cocoa beans from several farms in Central America, South America, and Africa, all of which use environmentally safe growing practices, pay living wages, and offer good working conditions.
As we continue to create products that achieve our high standards for quality and integrity, we will only choose Certified Fair-Trade ingredients from suppliers or have transparent processes around fair labor and environmental standards.