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 9 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.
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.
December 30, 2014-
We welcome Mayacert, S.A. of Guatemala as our newest cooperating certifier. As a leader of multicertification systems in agriculture, we are sure that Mayacert will be a valuable addition to our existing group of certifiers and enhance our global presence. This addition emphasizes our efforts of establishing FairTSA as one of the preeminent Fair Trade certification programs on a world-wide scale.
December 2, 2014-
FairTSA newest Licensee Partner is Edward & Sons Trading Co., Inc., an industry leader supplying innovative and natural organic vegetarian foods to stores and consumers throughout the world, based in Carpinteria, CA.