What is TransFair Canada?
TransFair Canada is Canada's only non-profit certification and public education organization promoting Fair Trade Certified to improve the livelihood of developing world farmers and workers.
The TransFair Certification Mark is a registered certification mark of TransFair Canada (Canadian Registration No 1,078,692). It is licensed to companies, NGOs, groups and individuals to promote, advocate, market and sell Fair Trade Certified Products in Canada.
About Fair Trade
Fair Trade is similar to a normal supply chain model of business. There are producers, importers, processors, retailers and consumers. The difference is the monitoring and certification at the core of the system which guarantees that the supply chain is built on and functions according to standards of fairness, transparency and accountability.
How does Fair Trade work?
Producers and their organizations are monitored and certified by the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO). In Canada, the “Licensees” (processors) are licensed and audited by TransFair Canada to ensure that they are doing business with certified producers and that they are adhering to the standards set out by FLO. TransFair also works to promote Fair Trade Certified products at the retail and consumer level.
Benefits of Fair Trade
Small-scale Farmers & Workers
Fair Trade Certified products have helped build economic independence and empowerment for certified farmer cooperatives and their members, bringing them economic stability and a higher standard of living. Beyond being paid a fair price for their produce, the Fair Trade Certified premiums help farmers build necessary social infrastructure of which the following are some of the examples:
Fair Trade Certified benefits consumers in the following ways:
Fair Trade rewards and encourages farming and production practices that are environmentally sustainable, such as:
To learn more follow this
link to the TransFair Canada website.