Fairtrade Canada recently published its 2018 Annual Report, a comprehensive look at what we achieved during the past year, both here in Canada and around the world.
The report shows that the fair trade movement of supporters grew louder and more diverse from Coast to Coast. In 2018, we used our voice more effectively than ever. Notably through the production of robust data on living income gaps for Ivorian and Ghanaian cocoa farmers and with thought leadership on the right of workers to living wages. We are particularly proud of having led an advocacy coalition to push the Canadian government to pass Supply Chain Legislation on Human Rights.
We also show solid growth in sales of Fairtrade products, particularly bananas (where overall the segment declined slightly) and coffee (where the market was flat). As a result, the impact we could deliver to producers increased significantly. The report contains case studies and the latest data about how farmers and workers invest the Fairtrade Premium in their businesses and communities.
With a look at how Fairtrade contributes to sustainable development, and details of our campaigns and programs here in Canada, the report is a valuable read for anyone involved in fair trade.
Read or download the report here, or head to our Reports page where you’ll also find a financial summary. Our audited financial statements will be posted in the near future.