Socially responsible cultivation and fair trade - coffee, tea and cocoa
Cultivation of coffee, tea and cocoa often takes place in countries with extensive poverty and growers live under unstable economic conditions, partly due to fluctuations in the world market price. To choose products which promotes sound working conditions and also contributes to fair trade conditions can contribute to improvements in the economic preconditions for growers.
- Special contract terms
- Coffee, tea and cocoa
The supplier’s commitment:
The supplier must, from the start of the contract only supply products of coffee, tea and cocoa which are cultivated under working conditions compatible with:
- ILO:s core conventions on forced labour, child labour, discrimination, freedom of association and right to organize (no. 29, 87, 98, 100, 105, 111, 138 och 182)
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 32
- The laws regarding work environment and labour in force in the country where the labour is performed.
The grower must also be guaranteed:
- Cost-covering minimum renumeration.
- Extra price-premium for investments.
- Possibility for pre-financing.
- Long-term trade relations between producer and importer.
- Labelling which meets the contract terms, for example Fairtrade or equivalent labelling.
- Other documentation verifying the contract terms.
- Product labelling
- Request documentation from the supplier which verifies the contract terms. The contracting authority may request that the information is validated by an independent third party. The supplier bears the costs for this.
Subject matter of contract
Products of coffee, tea and cocoa with environmental and socialt responsibility requirements.
Information about the criterion
Several organizations, among others Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified and other actors work with increasing the environmental, social and economic sustainability in the coffee, tea and cocoa-sectors. The demand for and supply of sustainably produced coffee, tea and cocoa products is constantly increasing.
Please observe that this contract term regards socially responsible cultivation of specific products. Contracting terms regarding workers’ rights according to the ILO core conventions and contract terms on sustainable supply chains (only in Swedish) aims at ensuring that the supplier has sufficient procedures in the organization to handle risks in the supply chain.
Cultivation of coffee, tea and cocoa often takes place in countries with extensive poverty and growers live under unstable economic conditions, partly due to fluctuations in the world market price. Several organizations, among others Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified and other actors work with increasing the environmental, social and economic sustainability in the coffee, tea and cocoa-sectors. The organizations have different approaches, but all encourage more sustainable production systems.
Guaranteed minimum renumeration, price-premium on the world market price, pre-financing and long-term trade relations between the producer and the importer are criteria which characterizes Fairtrade organization, one of the actors within the Fair trade-trade partnership.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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