A Key Partner
We have a number of sponsors and partners for this conference, all of which are valued and important. Having Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand join with us in this venture connects us directly with the main overseeing body for Fairtrade in Australia. Our sincere thanks to Fairtrade Australia for their financial and organisational support.
If you haven't already come across them, here is some information about who they are and what they do. Their website is informative and interesting. Click on the logo to take a look yourself!
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade fair by securing a better deal for farmers and workers.
The global Fairtrade system is governed by a Board of Directors and a General Assembly of members, which is comprised of 50 percent producers and 50 percent representatives from national Fairtrade organisations.
So what do they do?
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand (Fairtrade ANZ) is an active member of the global Fairtrade system and undertakes activities in the following key areas:
Growing demand for Fairtrade certified products and empowering producers to sell to traders and retailers on Fairtrade terms
Raising awareness of the need for Fairtrade in the public and the significant role of the Fairtrade Mark in making trade fair
Supporting producer organisations and their networks in the Pacific and East Timor, as well as working with partners to support producer organisations in other areas of the world
Providing independent certification of the trade chain for products, and licensing use of the Fairtrade Mark on products as a consumer guarantee