ETHIQUABLE is a co-operative company specialized in developing, manufacturing and distributing fair trade and organic food products since more than 13 years. We are based in the South of France, with nearly 70 employees.
Our objectives are to trade high quality tasty products from small-scale farmers and foster fair trading practices. Our commitments make us pioneer and expert in this field.
ETHIQUABLE is one of the major French fair trade companies, with high fair trade standards : fair price with a real impact, direct and long-term trading partnerships, pre-harvest financing.
Since 2011, ETHIQUABLE also developped a specific range of fair trade and organic products locally produced in France by 10 groups of producers, under the brand PAYSANS D'ICI ("Farmers from here").
KEY FIGURES OF ETHIQUABLE :
Our southern partners : 40 co-operatives of small producers in Latin America, Africa and Asia / 35 000 producers in 23 countries
120 fair trade and organic products
10 millions products sold in 2016
Turnover of 26 M€ in 2016
12% market share in France
4000 outlets (supermarkets / specialized shops / Horeca business
OUR MISSION :
We seek to use trade to positively redress unequal relations between north and south, to build better livelihoods for the particularly vulnerable and marginalised in the trading chain.
Small farmer sourcing is also a way to offer to our consumers single origins, unique flavours, and the finest characteristics of cacao, coffe, tea (among many others).
OUR APPROACH :
We don't just trade. We consider our trading relationships in terms of partnerships and long-term project, meeting the needs of producer organizations : each product is a development program defined with the co-operatives.
We believe that fair trade goes beyond fair prices. We create food export chains that are shorter and better controlled by organized smallholders : empowering smallholder farmers is a solution for a sustainable future.
We strive to promote transparent fair trade and sustainable development alternatives in both the North and the South, while continuing to sell the highest quality products on the market and promoting the co-operative movement.
A WORKER CO-OPERATIVE :
Our worker co-operative is not owned by outside shareholders but by all the employees, assuring its independence. It is based upon standard democratic principles (1 shareholder = 1 vote) and is an alternative to for-profit structures.
We want to create an alternative entrepreneurship for small producers and responsible consumers.
TOWARDS A EUROPEAN NETWORK :
ETHIQUABLE products are also available in Belgium, Germany and in Spain, respectively through the European co-operatives ETHIQUABLE BENELUX, ETHIQUABLE DEUTSCHLAND and IDEAS.
We all share the co-operative entrepreneurship values.
ETHIQUABLE SCOP offers you products from these product groups:
- Fair (567)
- HoReCa (482)
- Regional connection of the most important component (396)
- Manufacturer (2550)
- Importer/exporter (1072)
- Grocery products Cooking and baking (2718)
- Grocery products Snacks and sweets (1646)
- Grocery products Drinks (1798)
- Other grocery products (1995)