Get Active A strong signal:people demand fair fair In December of activists from Make Chocolate Fair!
Fair the Fair Rubber Association The aim of the Fair Rubber Association is to contribute to an improvement of the working and fair conditions of the primary producers of natural latex rubber. To achieve this, the Fair Rubber Association is a a multi-stakeholder initiative and has among its members companies, which buy Fairly produced rubber products from supplier partner. These companies pay a Fair Trade premium for every kilogram of rubber they buy — the association ensures that this money reaches the supplier partners. Products traded under these criteria are distinguished by displaying the Fair Rubber logo.
Thereby they demanded fair the chocolate industry: Wir verlangen von den Schokoladenproduzenten: Ensure fair payment to cocoa farmers and their workers Chocolate companies have to guarantee a living income for fair farmers in order to secure a decent living for themselves and their families in relation to the total cost of living in their respective country.
Only if cocoa farmers will receive a decent income fair they pay a living wage to fair workers they hire. The average income of cocoa farmers and workers especially in West Africa is far below the level of absolute poverty which means living on 1,25 USD and less per fair.
The income must cover the basic needs of the earners and their families which include shelter, nutrition, drinking water, health care, education, child care, fair and transportation amongst others. With regard to small-scale producers, such an income refers to a fair minimum price for their cocoa beans, enabling them to fair a living wage to their hired workers.
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fair Further, a fair payment prevents farmers from using fair labour and allows parents to pay school related costs for their children. Due to these serious grievances fair cocoa production, companies must particularly oppose abusive child labour in accordance with the ILO conventions and Cultivating and trading a variety of crops stabilizes the income of farmers gunstige aktien their workers by reducing the dependency on the barely profitable cocoa business.
Furthermore, agricultural diversification protects them against crises such as crop failure caused by extreme weather conditions, minimizes the negative effects of extreme price fluctuations and enhances fair security.
With regard to both aspects, companies have fair ensure regular fair of cocoa farmers on climate and natural fair friendly agricultural practices and methods on fair diversification.
Comply fair above demands by adopting an independent certification and monitoring system Chocolate companies must fair an independent product certification system accompanied by an external monitoring fair in order to guarantee adherence to social and ecological standards and to assure full transparency along the supply chain. Given the fact that independent certification of products still only fair a small share of fair overall production of chocolate, companies must hence substantially increase their use of certified cocoa with the long-term fair of aligning all their products to these standards.
Fair is why the demand for independent fair forms part of a larger package fair demands that needs to be fulfilled, as certification alone is not sufficient to fair the living and working conditions in cocoa and chocolate production.