Fairtrade Workplaces: Simple Changes, Lasting Impact

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What Fairtrade does

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, sustainability, and fairer terms of trade for farmers and workers. It mandates that companies pay fair and sustainable prices, which are always at or above the market rate, thus addressing the injustices of conventional trade that often discriminates against the poorest, most marginalised producers.

Fair Trade Coffee Farmer

How it connects to Kenner Electrics

A simple and delicious switch in our office's kitchen is making a big impact on farmers, communities and our planet. And that means our morning cup of coffee or tea is changing lives for the better!

We have switched to Fairtrade certified tea and coffee products in our kitchen because supporting an environmentally responsible and socially just world is important to our business. As is being fair for all and environmentally responsible so now, we’re making it known in the kitchen, too.

Sourcing Fairtrade certified products reassures us that our kitchen supplies meet rigorous environmental and social standards, aligning with our company's values.

Who we are helping

Guzman Nunez Torres, a coffee farmer from the Unicafec cooperative in Peru, told us about the transformational impact of Fairtrade certification.

“There’s a visible change in front of your eyes,” he said.

“Before, we used to work as if we were a ship in the sea with the engine turned off, adrift. You go wherever the sea or the wind takes you. We worked adrift because we didn’t have support or the organisation provided by Fairtrade. It has helped a lot. Because of the training, the processes but also because of the prices. Everybody knows this is the difference and we see it now more than ever, the importance of organising the cooperative and the benefits of Fairtrade.”   

By selling coffee beans on Fairtrade terms, Guzman has been able to provide his children with an education, expand his coffee plots, improve his business practices and invest in the future.

What can you do?

Join us in making the switch to Fairtrade! Make the switch to Fairtrade coffee, tea or hot chocolate at work or at home to showcase that you are taking specific action for an environmentally responsible and socially just world.

Businesses can sign up to become a Fairtrade supporting business here.

Make the switch today! Together, we can create a more sustainable and equitable future.

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