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Walmart Adds Fair Trade USA to List of Accepted Third-Party Audits for Responsible Sourcing Program

Retailer Streamlines Audit Process for Certified Producers, Enabling Increased Fair Trade Sourcing and Sales
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that it has been added to Walmart’s list of acceptable third-party social audit programs for supplier compliance.  Fair Trade Certified™ sites will now be included in Walmart’s responsible sourcing program without the need for additional audits.

Fair Trade USA Awarded $1.4 Million Grant From the Walmart Foundation to Deepen Impact for Farmers

Multi-year grant supports the creation of tools and resources to enable impactful community development investments by fair trade farmers and workers
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to strengthen support for producer-led community development projects along fair trade supply chains.

Fair Trade Campaigns Hosts 2020 National Conference Virtually, March 18-21

Growing risk of COVID-19 in California pushes conferences online
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair trade advocacy organization Fair Trade Campaigns will host its annual national conference, a multi-stakeholder gathering of fair trade supporters virtually this week.

Impact and Growth of Fair Trade Certification Highlighted at 2nd World Coconut Congress

Fair Trade USA’s Molly Renaldo to speak about advancing coconut workers’ livelihoods on August 28, 2019 in Manila
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Fair Trade USA Joins 1% for the Planet ‘My Planet Pass’ Program to Encourage Environmental Activism

New My Planet Pass bundles make it easy for individuals to support Fair Trade USA and other nonprofits
Summary: 

Fair Trade USA is partnering with 1% for the Planet on 'My Planet Pass,' a bundled program that makes environmental giving easy. 

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Fair Trade USA is partnering with 1% for the Planet on 'My Planet Pass,' a bundled program that makes environmental giving easy. 

Fair Trade USA Certifies Multi-Species Fishery in Mozambique

Sales of Certified Seafood to Support Fishing Communities Struggling to Rebuild after Cyclone Idai
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Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

Fair Trade Certified™ Tea Takes the Stage at World Tea Expo as Demand Brews

Fair Trade USA supports tea industry growth with staffing boost, increased on-the-ground support
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, recognizes the potential growth in the sustainable tea category, as evidenced by sales that are outpacing the conventional tea market. The nonprofit organization has responded by onboarding additional international field staff and partnership development team members, and increasing outreach to producer communities to ensure the growing demand for high-quality Fair Trade Certified™ tea can be met.

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