About: The International Fair Trade Charter images

About: The International Fair Trade Charter

On 25 September 2018, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum united with 250 organisations around the world to launch the new International Fair Trade Charter.

The Charter sets out the Fair Trade movement's agreed definition and vision of Fair Trade, and the core values which underpin it. It also reiterates the need for Fair Trade and the common approaches that unite individuals, groups and organisations in the Fair Trade movement. 

The Charter is a joint document of Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), and leaders from both networks were in Edinburgh to celebrate its launch in September 2018. Read more about the launch here. 

Globally, the Charter has so far been supported by a diverse range of local, national and international organisations including 18 Scottish-based organisations.

If you are a member/employee of an organisation or local Fair Trade group, ask your organisation/group to support the Charter. Individuals can also support the Charter.

You can also ask your MSP/MP to pledge their support and thank them for doing so. See this page to check if they have pledged their support.

Relevant links: 

 Download and read the Charter.

 Download our summary document.

  Watch the explanatory video.

  Support the Charter as an individual or organisation.

  Ask your MSPs/MP to pledge their support for the Charter and thank them for doing so.

  Find out which Scottish-based organisations have pledged their support.

  See who has supported the Charter globally. 

The launch event in Edinburgh last year also received a message from producer Anak Norm of Villageworks in Cambodia. Hear Anak speak about why the Charter and Fair Trade is important to Fair Trade producer organisations such as Villageworks: