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.
Next Free Producer Seminar
We are announcing the next free producer seminar on February 19th, 2016. It will take place at 10:00am C.E.T. Please sign up with Jake Makin at email@example.com with your name, Skype name, and company name. That is all that is needed for the coaching session
News for Certifiers & Inspectors
FairTSA has just updated Guidance Document No. 3 on Informal Interviews. Informal Interviews are an important tool for inspectors to get unfettered input from workers regarding all matters concerning employer-employee relations such as amounts and timely payment of wages, occupational health and safety concerns, and input and decision-making regarding community development projects. You can download the document from our web site at http://fairtsa.org/certifier-forms.html Please read this document before the next inspection. If you don’t have the password please email our Producer Relations Manager Jake Makin at firstname.lastname@example.org