Driving Sales,
Deepening Impact

ANNUAL REPORT 2015 – 2016

CHALLENGING OUR WORLD

A message from our Chair, Marike de Peña

At Fairtrade we are continuously learning from our experiences. We don’t shy away from the tough issues and we advocate for the most vulnerable farmers and workers.

GROWING BETTER FUTURES

The biggest driver of economic improvement for Fairtrade farmers and workers is higher Fairtrade sales. Find out how much Fairtrade producers sold in 2015.

 

Fairtrade cocoa sales grew by

((27)) percent

in 2015

FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Fairtrade enables farmers and workers to move up the value chain, organize themselves, build stronger businesses and fairer workplaces, and gain access to new markets and fairer finance.

Producers received an estimated

€((138)) million

in Fairtrade Premium in 2015

TACKLING TOUGH OBSTACLES

Fairtrade farmers and workers have the power to tackle obstacles which not only deny people their basic human rights, but also threaten the future of their businesses and jobs.

((11)) countries

are piloting child protection programmes

BUILDING A LEARNING ORGANIZATION

Fairtrade strives to embed reflection and learning in everything we do. We use research findings to identify challenging areas and improve our impact.

BOND ranked Fairtrade in the

top 2 of ((48))

NGOs for transparency

PROTESTING AND PROPOSING

Fairtrade was born from a grassroots movement for trade justice.

We work with businesses and consumers to spread the benefits of trade more equally while still campaigning and advocating for producers to have a stronger voice in the system.

((10)) million

cotton farmers suffer from an unfair trading system

POWER IN PARTNERSHIP

Fairtrade works with the market to change the market. The powerful connection between producers and consumers remains a fundamental pillar of Fairtrade.

Global sales reached

€((7.3)) billion

in 2015

STRONGER AS A SYSTEM

The international Fairtrade system brings consumer markets together with producers to push for change in the global trading system.

Almost

((90)) percent

of producers are satisfied with Fairtrade’s services

FINANCIALS

View a summary of key financial figures from our internal management reports and audited financial statements for 2015.

ABOUT FAIRTRADE

Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.

Our new strategy for 2016-2020 – ‘Changing Trade, Changing Lives’ – sets out ambitious goals to deepen our impact for producers and ramp up our advocacy against unfair trade.