These enterprises transform local communities, pioneer upcycling, empower women, champion refugee rights and practice organic farming. Email us, Sign up for our newsletter he was accountable for the operations, technology and infrastructure of As members of the Fair Trade Federation, our passion for people over profits finds its framework in the format of the FTF's Principles of Fair Trade. including work at a Fairtrade certified producer organization in Kenya the University of Nairobi. After graduating from University of Cologne (Diploma in Business and Marketing Management) in 1991 he started his business career in Germany, first with REWE Group and then in 1992 as CEO ALDI Discount Ltd. in Eastern Germany. Behind products on the supermarket shelves and in stores are people: farmers, workers – families. The Balsa Creations Collection comes from our business wholesale partner Women of the Cloud Forest who have been proud members of the Fair Trade Federation since 2001. They impact 1m livelihoods, 74% of whom are women. Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s most trusted forest Since 2016 he has served on the board of directors of the Max Havelaar Foundation, Switzerland’s Fairtrade organization. To … Lynette has held senior executive positions in international sustainable development for more than 30 years. countries, the global Policy Development, Markets & Communications, Prior to his current roles Frank the institution with its more than 100 locations globally. [3] Since then, FTF has focused on supporting businesses aligned with its fair trade ideology in order to expand markets for artisans and farmers around the world. Before starting his own company, Christian held various senior management roles in the development cooperation and humanitarian aid sector, at HQ level as well as at the operational field level. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Since 1993, Merling has accompanied coffee producing cooperatives in their commercialization and positioning in the international market, by targeting the specialties market and defining internal and external strategies. Before his time in the development and humanitarian sector Christian worked as a journalist and editor for the Swiss News Agency and a regional newspaper. Frank is also a It was a very valuable and educational time for Uwe and extremely helpful for his later assignments as CEO Metro China and Iran. Merling has served as former Board Chair of CAFENICA, Vice-president of CONACOOP/Nicaragua, Board Member of FENIAGRO, President of the Nicaraguan Fair Trade Coordinator, former Board Chair of CLAC and current Vice-president of CLAC, former President of RED CAFÉ Coordinator/CLAC, former Board Chair of Cooperativa Sin Fronteras, Board Member of CSF, former Guardian President of TWIN/England, former Fairtrade Foundation Board Member/England, former Board Member of OCIA INTERNACIONAL/USA, and Fair Trade America Board Member. Fairtrade International Millions of them suffer from extreme poverty, poor working conditions and inequality. We now encompass most of West Alabama including: Hale, Greene, … Lynette Thorstensen is a New Zealander living and working in France. They are social enterprises that fully practice Fair Trade. certification. Welcome to Fairtrade What is Fairtrade and why should I care? We seek to build supply chains dedicated to principles of fairness and equity by uniting these efforts with mission-based traders… She has over 15 years of experience in various fields of leadership, [1] In this vein, it describes itself as "part of the global fair trade movement, promoting a system that aims to pay fair wages and create long-term, direct trading relationships based on dialogue, transparency, equity and respect." Uwe Hölzer has a 25 year track record at executive level in the Food- Retail Industries. For almost 30 years he has worked in favor of small beekeepers contributing to organizational processes aiming to more direct sales of honey (reducing middlemen). In Boston on September 10–12, 2010, FTF cosponsored the Fair Trade Futures Conference—the largest fair trade conference in North America. 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