Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves

WHAT FAIRTRADE DOES

Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. We do this by making trade fair.

Fairtrade is unique. We work with businesses, consumers and campaigners. Farmers and workers have an equal say in everything we do. Empowerment is at the core of who we are.

We have a vision: a world in which all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfill their potential and decide on their future.

Our mission is to connect disadvantaged farmers and workers with consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower farmers and workers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives.

FAIRTRADE PARTNERSHIPS

Twenty years ago, companies didn’t have traceability in their own supply chains, and they weren’t proactive about sustainability. But that’s changing – and we can take huge pride in driving that change.

From our earliest days we have called on companies to acknowledge their social and environmental – not just their economic – impacts.  We’ve challenged companies to be accountable for their actions and more and more companies are responding.  That’s an extraordinary change and something that simply wouldn’t have happened without the Fairtrade campaign.

Many companies are now investing significant amounts of money in sustainability schemes designed to make life better for farmers. That’s a huge opportunity and one we will capitalise on through maximising the number of businesses that adhere to our standards, and are certified.

Increasingly, some companies also want to take direct control over how their investments are spent, which leads them to adopt their own development programmes, rather than third-party standards and certification.

Done right the benefits for a company investing in its own scheme are that it can set its own standards, choose its own means of verification, follow its own processes and, usually, save money. It can also potentially attract public funding as the government is increasingly committed to channelling aid money through the private sector.

The Eco Coffee Company are proud to supply products with the official FairTrade logo

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The Eco Coffee Journey

Waste Coffee Grounds into landfill is a catalyst for producing methane which is 20 times more damaging to the environment than CO2.
By tackling the waste the industry creates at its destination, we are helping deliver a cleaner tomorrow.
Eco roasting technology is paving the way forward to creating a cleaner and more sustainable coffee future for us all.
See below for the full, closed loop Eco Coffee journey.
Alternatively, if we aren't able to collect grounds from you then click here to find out more of what you can do with your used Eco Coffee grounds.
Stage 1
We deliver an order of Eco Coffee to a customer
Stage 2
The customer expertly brews a wonderful cup of Eco Coffee
Stage 3
The customer stores the used Eco Coffee grounds in a special repurposed tub/bin
Stage 4
We collect the used grounds (at the same time as delivering the next batch of Eco Coffee to minimise trips) and return the used coffee grounds to our roastery to be dried
Stage 5
The dried coffee grounds get pressed in to a biofuel then that biofuel is used to fuel the innovative eco roaster to roast the next batch of Eco Coffee
Stage 6
The freshly roasted beans are then quality checked and packed in recyclable bags ready for delivery.