We are committed to fair trade and our cold pressing facility is certified to Fair for Life.
Consumers are increasingly commanding that products are fairly sourced and our certification can assure them of that. They are also wanting to know further information about the products they buy – where they are sourced, how the producers are treated, are they paid a fair price and what impact does the production of goods have on the environment, details we can support you with.
Fair trade allows our producers to improve their livelihoods and those of the local communities by providing a different trading system based on an agreed set of principles:
Fair and safe working conditions for producers and workers
Regular and transparent communication between the producers and the company through a producers’ representation organisation
Transparent price negotiations and fair price which allows producers to cover costs of production and a decent standard of living
Long-term and trusting co-operation between trading partners
Payment of a Fair Trade Development premium in addition to the sales price for community projects and social development of the producers
Good environmental performance of the company and good community relations
Earthoil is committed to this set of principles with its fair trade suppliers through Fair for Life certification with the Institute for Marketecology (IMO), which has been granted since 2009. This is an ongoing process for Earthoil, with constant improvements being made. IMO is one of the first and most renowned bodies for inspection, certification and quality assurance of sustainable products.