Oxfam World Fair Trade

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 operations.

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.

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