Sustainability Assessment Process
Our assessment process examines the main impacts for the products we sell – both good and bad – on people, the environment and the local economy, from raw materials to finished product, use and disposal.
Environmental Make a difference
Owned and democratically run by our 640+ members, we develop and promote fair trade for a more equal world, working in solidarity with the international co-operative movement and those who believe in environmental and social responsibility and caring for communities.
Designer Laura Queening works directly with charity and fair trade producer groups in Nepal, providing much-needed jobs in an area hit hard by earthquakes.
Their factory provided shelter for employees whose homes were destroyed and employs
70 workers, of which 20 are full time.
Local startup creating three part-time jobs and occupying a refurbished mill with significant capital investment.
All the coffee beans are imported on fair trade terms directly from estates they know and have visited personally such as Café Femenino Peru, who in turn have a positive impact on their local community.
The world's first Fairtrade certified organic wine producer sources organic grapes from a number of independent farms. Workers on the farms and in the winery, including seasonal workers, own 26% of the enterprise through shares in the Stellar Empowerment Trust.
Stellar Foundation, a non-profit organisation, manages development projects on the farms and in the communities where many of the Stellar workers live.