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Fair Trade USA Reveals Greater Shifts Toward Transparent and Ethical Sourcing in First Quarter

Commitment to fair trade sourcing gains traction in retail, packaged goods, and sustainable seafood
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OAKLAND, Calif.,  April 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today,  Fair Trade USA® – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – released its round-up of new commitments and product launches in the first quarter. As the pressing need for more social and environmental justice continues to surface during COVID-19, brands and retailers are stepping up and implementing initiatives, like fair trade, that support supply chain equity and sustainability.

Fresh Thyme Market and Afritex Ventures Partner to Market Fresh, Premium Grade Wild Caught Ahi Tuna

Wild Caught, Fair Trade Certified™ and Dolphin Safe certified all-natural fresh loins with no chemicals added.
Press Release

February 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Afritex Ventures, a leading longline value-added fishing company that exports globally, and rising specialty grocer, Fresh Thyme Market, are proud to announce their new partnership to provide tuna loins to the U.S. market. This partnership will bring fresh, wild caught premium Yellowfin Ahi Tuna loins to all Fresh Thyme Market grocery stores across 10 Midwest states.

Fair Trade USA Appoints Ricardo Crisantes as New Board Chair

Crisantes, a Fair Trade Certified™ grower, will help the nonprofit launch a major technology transformation initiative to deepen its impact with almost 1 million farmers and workers around the world.
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America including coffee, produce, consumer packaged goods, apparel, and home goods, welcomes Ricardo Crisantes as Chair of the Board of Directors. His appointment reflects the organization’s commitment to elevating the voice and serving the needs of farmers and workers, especially as they grapple with ongoing hardships and rapidly changing market demands during COVID-19.

Los Angeles Becomes the Largest “Fair Trade City” in North America

City Council Passed Resolution Promoting Fair Trade Availability, Growth and Education, Making it the 46th Fair Trade City in the Country
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA® is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles City Council has voted to become an official Fair Trade City, celebrate World Fair Trade Day every year on the second Saturday in May, and take the necessary steps to include Fair Trade principles in City purchasing.

Albertsons Companies' O Organics® Coffee Is Now 100% Fair Trade Certified

Press Release

Here’s news to help make your morning cup of coffee even more enjoyable. Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® coffee is now 100 percent certified sustainable by Fair Trade USA, meeting our Sustainable Coffee Challenge commitment. With each cup you drink, you’re helping farmers and the environment.

Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® Coffee is Now 100% Fair Trade Certified

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Here’s news to help make your morning cup of coffee even more enjoyable. Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® coffee is now 100 percent certified sustainable by Fair Trade USA, meeting our Sustainable Coffee Challenge commitment. With each cup you drink, you’re helping farmers and the environment.

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
Press Release

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.

FairTrade Tuna Fishery in Indonesia Achieves Certificate for Sustainability

World's first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC certification, conformance assessments by SCS Global Services
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SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

Press Release

SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

Fair Trade USA Takes Swift Action to Support Workers During Covid-19

Organization Empowers Communities to Address Emergency Needs with Fair Trade Funds; leverages Technology to Quickly Deliver Health and Safety Information Amid Crisis
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, released a new policy on emergency fund use for Covid-19. It outlines direct action to support farmers, workers, and fishers with health, safety, and financial measures as they cope with the global pandemic.

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

Growing risk of COVID-19 in California pushes conferences online
Press Release

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.

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