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Unlocking the Power of the Many

 Kady Waylie of Senegal - photo by Sean Hawkey

Around the globe, Fairtrade made huge strides in 2012-2013. With over 1,100 producer organizations, more than 3,000 companies, 1,300 Fairtrade Towns and millions of consumers, we're unlocking the power of the many to make trade fair.

Download our 2012-12 Annual Report here (PDF). When you see an arrow next to the text, click it for the full story.

Thanks for making our work possible. Much has been accomplished, but there is still much to be done.

P.S. Be sure to read the story of Kady Waylie, the Fairtrade cotton farmer from Senegal on our cover.



Greater representation

Producer networks are now half owners of the international Fairtrade system, making Fairtrade the only ethical certification scheme in the world to be jointly-owned by its producers. See page 18 (PDF).



Standards for 100s of products

Feliciana Quintero of COOBANA, Panama

Did you know that there are internationally-agreed Fairtrade Standards for over 300 raw products? New products include star fruit, pomegranates, garlic and palm hearts! See page 14 (PDF).



Strong commitments

Free Cone Day in Boston, USA

Ben & Jerry’s reaffirmed their commitment to Fairtrade transitioning all of its products to include as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible. CEO Jostein Solheim said, “For us, Fairtrade is about sourcing in a responsbible manner.. . Put simply, it’s the right thing to do.”  See page 10 (PDF).