Thriving Communities

Every day, thousands of farmers and workers around the globe are involved in producing our organic ingredients. Our collaboration with these producers creates opportunities and income for their communities. At Tradin Organic, we want to make sure that our producers can work under fair conditions and we strive to have a positive impact on the communities from which we source our ingredients.

Proper Working Conditions

Proper Working Conditions

At Tradin Organic, we care about providing a safe working environment and proper working conditions for our workers. We expect our suppliers to show the same commitment to safe and fair working conditions, and require all suppliers to sign our Supplier Partner Code of Conduct document, agreeing to treat their workers fairly and respectfully. In addition, we work with our suppliers to obtain social certifications for the supply chains where workers are most vulnerable. As part of this effort, we aim to have a social certification for all of our organic ingredients by 2020.

Supporting Organic Farmers and their Communities

Supporting Organic Farmers and their Communities

Our sourcing projects are helping to create opportunities and generate income for organic farmers and their communities around the globe. Going beyond organic and social certifications, we want to make the most of these opportunities and provide a boost to local communities.

We are very proud of our organic Fairtrade farmers who are using their Fairtrade Premium to positively impact their communities. A good example of such efforts are our organic coconut farmers in the Philippines, who successfully set up a vermicomposting project, helping to increase the availability of compost. In addition, these farmers started a project for producing organic banana chips which will help to generate extra income for the community. 
 

Working Together with our Customers

Working Together with our Customers

Tradin Organic supports community initiatives for those farmers who are not (yet) Fairtrade certified. Some recent projects include helping our sesame farmers with the construction of several buildings for a school in the local area. We also helped our organic chia famers in Peru to construct a school kitchen, which provides lunch for the farmers’ children. These projects would not have been possible without the support of our loyal customers who have helped us to realize these objectives. We invite our customers to participate in these projects, to help multiply the impact for farmers and their communities.

Child Protection Program

Child Protection Program

Despite global efforts to eradicate child labor, it remains a reality within agriculture in many countries. In most cases, poverty of rural households and lack of access to quality education are the main causes contributing to child labor. As Tradin Organic sources its ingredients around the globe, we are aware that some of our organic farming communities may be at risk of child labor. 

For this reason, Tradin Organic has launched a new Child Protection Program for our cocoa farming communities in Sierra Leone. This program represents the next big leap in our efforts to eradicate child labor and is an addition to the work that we are already doing to help address this issue. Initially, this Child Protection Program will focus on our cocoa supply chain in Sierra Leone, allowing us to create a blueprint that we can expand to other supply chains. 

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