We are building Fair Trade Community and its services to make the world around Fair Trade more open and transparent as well as spreading information and knowledge about how people can help with small everyday actions. Fair Trade Community also have a vision on how Fair Trade can get an even bigger importance in the future.
To pursue its goals and visions, Fair Trade Community works by certain guiding principles. Achieving these principles should be constrained only by limitations of law, technology, and evolving social norms. We therefore establish these Guiding Principles as the foundation of the rights and responsibilities of those within the Fair Trade Community service.
To Be a Resource
To be a resource for people, organisations and companies that want to know more, share information and join the discussion about Fair Trade and how we can help the poorest people in the world to make their own living.
Freedom of Information
People should have the freedom to share whatever information they want about Fair Trade, how we can help and what we can do to help to make the life better for the poorest people. People should have the right to ask questions, come with their own thoughts and views as well as start and participate in discussions.
People should be able to use Fair Trade Community for free to establish a presence, connect with others, and share information with them. Every Person should be able to use the Fair Trade Community service regardless of his or her level of participation or contribution.
To Be a Help For Consumers
To be the place where consumers find information and facts about Fair Trade, Fair Trade products, the producers as well as informing consumers about what good they do by buying Fair Trade products.
To Give Producers A Voice
Be a source of support for Fair Trade producers by making them more visible as people and collective as well as giving them the possibility and help to introduce themselves and their products on Fair Trade Community.
To Connect Consumers and Producers
To be a bridge between producers and consumers by shorten the chain for information, facts and products and find ways to connect consumers with producers and their collectives on the Internet as well as in the physical world.
To Be A Fair Trade Place
To be a place where certified Fair Trade products can be bought and sold in a safe and secure way for both consumers and producers.
To Take Fair Trade A Step Further
To take the idea about Fair Trade a step further, to help farmers to be able to refine their own commodities and sell refined products directly to consumers.
To Go Beyond Fair Trade
To go beyond Fair Trade and be a voice within the Fair Trade society with the purpose to improve the Fair Trade system and to be a voice that always want to improve Fair Trade for the poorest.
Always Be Independent
Fair Trade Community will always be independent from political and religious entities as well as political and religious views. No prejudices, political or religious views will stand in front of what we do. Fair Trade Community will focus its resources on and always work for those people who need it most.
The Fair Trade Community service should transcend geographic and national boundaries and be available to everyone in the world.