Make the switch — How to become a Fairtrade supporting workplace

May 05, 2021

Make the switch — How to become a Fairtrade supporting workplace

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By making the switch to become a Fairtrade Supporting Workplace, you’re telling your team, your clients, customers and associates that you support an environmentally responsible and socially-just world. It's also a simple way to make a genuine impact.

So here's Kōkako's guide to making the switch.

Step One — Let your boss and colleagues know what Fairtrade is, and it's important.

Fairtrade helps people achieve financial security and obtain more power at the negotiating table, making them less vulnerable to poverty. The Fairtrade Premium enables farmers to invest in strengthening their businesses, improving their local communities and to plan for the future.

Fairtrade’s work is also about being fair to the planet too. We must recognise the climate crisis we face. Fairtrade supports farmers with strategies to enhance sustainable land management practices and they are also advocates for organic farming; today 52 percent of all Fairtrade producer organisations are certified organic. 


Step Two — Hunt down two or more Fairtrade certified products and make the switch.

Below are our top picks. Click  to get in contact with them for more info on supplying your workplace

  • Kōkako. For the best coffee and hot chocolates in all the land, we would say that though! Click here to contact Charlotte on about setting up a wholesale account
  • Fine & Dandy. For beautiful Fairtrade organic tea 
  • All Good. For the best Fairtrade carbon neutral bananas about
Step Three — Fill in this form on the Fairtrade site and provide proof of payment
Step Four — Tell the world about your commitment to a fairer deal for all on World Fairtrade Day (and everyday) May 8th 2021


To learn more about coffee (and Drinking Chocolate) supply for our office by clicking here or fire Charlotte an email on


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