The FAIRTRADE seal means that one or more of the ingredients in the food product were produced in compliance with Fairtrade International standards that aim to address power imbalances in global trade and create more sustainable supply chains. Compliance with the standards is verified.
The bottom line: The FAIRTRADE seal is backed by strong standards that aim to reduce poverty (e.g. by paying fair prices to small-scale farmers, paying a premium for workers to invest in their communities), minimize negative environmental impacts from farming, and promote sustainable development.
What this seal means
Percentage of the product’s contents that need to be certified