The Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA) is a non-profit organization specializing in fair trade and social responsibility standard development, ethical supply chain management and accountable, sustainable community development. We are the only Fair Trade standard holder with an "open" certification system, meaning that every certifier who is interested in working with our standard can do so, provided that they comply with our basic requirements:
Currently we work with 10 certifiers from 4 different continents:
Sustainable Community Development is our passion: FairTSA ensures that the community development associated with its work is accountable and sustainable. To this end, FairTSA has developed its own community development training program and leverages certifiers' networks, qualified indigenous personnel, and collaborating NGOs to support producer communities in their efforts to create decent living conditions while empowering them through the democratic process.
March 31, 2015:
Our newest Licensee Partner is Chopsticks, an industry leader supplying organic, healthy and safe food, based in San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance held its first stakeholder meeting at BIOFACH - the world's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food in Nuremberg, Germany. The small group of FairTSA's licensees, certifiers and producers enjoyed an enlivening discussion of ways to network and grow together.
February 9, 2015:
We are happy to announce that Alnatura, a leading organic supermarket chain in Germany, has chosen FairTSA as a partner for its newly introduced Social Accountability program. We look forward to strengthening and expanding this partnership in the future.
January 27, 2015-
FairTSA newest Licensee Partner is Grenada
Chocolate, of Grenada, West Indies as our newest licensee. A cocoa growing and chocolate making cooperative, Grenada Chocolate produces some of the finest organic dark chocolate in the world. See full article in our recent newsletter.