Getting certified; a guide for producer groups
Shop for Change Fair Trade certification is a gold standard for producer groups, helping them stand out as leaders in social and environmental responsibility. Being certified also speaks to buyers about quality of produce and reliability and helps producer groups access value-added markets.
Shop for Change Fair Trade seeks to hand more control and security to farmer groups during the negotiation process with buyers. By setting a framework for the composition of contracts, farmer groups enjoy more favourable terms and conditions and have more certainty when trading. Contracts must include: