Oxfam World Fair Trade
Oxfam Shop gets extra Fair
Trade tick of approval
Oxfam has become the first
organisation in Australia to be given the tick of approval from the World Fair
Trade Organisation (WFTO) Guarantee System.
Oxfam Australia Trading General
Manager Julia Sumner said this was a revolutionary system that helped ensure
Fair Trade compliance throughout an organisation’s entire supply chain and
The certification guarantees
that fair and ethical standards are being implemented regarding working
conditions, wages, child labour and the environment throughout the whole supply
chain. The certification also means that Australian consumers can be assured
that shopping with a WFTO Guarantee System retailer means they are helping
artisans around the world lift themselves out of poverty.
As the “ethical” tag is
increasingly being diluted in the market by advertisers and retailers, Oxfam
Shop continues to assert itself as a leader in transparency and accountability
in the industry.
“As a founding member of the
World Fair Trade Organisation, which was set up to ensure fair trade practices
around the world, we are so proud to be the first Australian retailer to be
given this rigorous new certification.” Ms Sumner said.
Over the past 12 months, Oxfam
Shop has paid more than $2.5 million to more than 130 producer groups around
the world, demonstrating the tangible difference that shopping ethically can
make to artisans around the world.
Visit Oxfam Broadway on Ground Floor.