The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • NESCAFÉ GOLD ORGANIC LAUNCH 2017
    19 May 2017

    NESTLE LAUNCHES FAIRTRADE NESCAFÉ GOLD ORGANIC

    This week Fairtrade joined Nestlé and sustainability - focussed celebrity chef Darren Robertson in launching the new NESCAFÉ Gold Organic in Australia - a Fairtrade certified coffee available countrywide.

  • World Fairtrade Challenge
    16 May 2017

    More than 2 Million Supporters Join the World’s Largest Fairtrade Celebration

    This weekend saw 50,000 Australians joining in a country-wide celebration of the difference Fairtrade is making for farmers and workers worldwide. Events ranged from a market held by the Melbourne Cricket Club at the MCG, to morning teas in some of the most remote parts of the country including Kalgoorlie, Lightning Ridge, Rapid Creek and Broome.

  • Côte d’Ivoire
    15 May 2017

    New Program with Women Cocoa Farmers Seeks to Close Gender Gap

    The Women’s School of Leadership, which launched last week, is an innovative new programme which will improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire. The programme is being led by the producer network Fairtrade Africa.


  • Molly Preview
    20 Apr 2017

    Taiwan's first female president declares support for Fairtrade

    Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand's CEO, Molly Harriss Olson, recently travelled to Taiwan with Fairtrade’s newly appointed Global CEO, Dario Soto Abril. During the visit President of Taiwan Tsai Ying-Wen acknowledged Fairtrade as an important model for addressing the inequities in global trade.

  • Ethical Fashion Report
    19 Apr 2017

    FAIRTRADE BRANDS SECURE TOP SPOTS IN ETHICAL FASHION REPORT

    Fairtrade brands have once again received top marks when it comes to protecting the rights of farmers and workers, according a new report released today. 


  • Tongan Vanila
    14 Apr 2017

    Competing to find the best vanilla grower on the island of Vava’u

    Last month the Vanilla Growers Association of Vava’u (VGA) in Tonga rolled out their first Fairtrade Premium project which aimed to reward members’ efforts and encourage excellence in the production of vanilla. With the backing of their General Assembly and the support of the Vava’u vanilla industry, a competition was held using VGA’s Premium to recognise vanilla growers who demonstrated their mastery of best practices of vanilla production.

  • World Health Day
    05 Apr 2017

    CEO Blog: Unlocking World Health

    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand CEO Molly Harriss Olson explores what a healthy humanity looks like in light of this year’s World Health Day theme of depression.  

    “Promoting and protecting health and respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights are inextricably linked.” 

    Health and Human Rights Linkages, from the WHO’s Health and Human Rights section


  • Heart shaped hands holding cocoa
    31 Mar 2017

    Fairtrade responds to A Matter of Taste Report 2017

    A report released this week reinforces the strength of certification systems such as Fairtrade as robust mechanisms to help end exploitation, especially child and forced labour in the chocolate supply chain. Among all certification schemes operating in the cocoa supply chain, the report ‘A Matter of Taste’ scored Fairtrade the highest overall. 


    The report acknowledged the significant impact of certifiers and businesses in addressing critical issues such as unacceptable labour practices of children in the sector. However, we consider that its limited scope, brevity and methodology do not fully reflect the extent of Fairtrade’s work into building a robust, comprehensive and proactive approach to address and prevent child and forced labour, including human trafficking.

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