Naturland Fair News 2013

This year, the Naturland Fair News were reissued. It takes into account developments in fair trade, and Naturland Fair certification. The introduction of two recently certified Naturland Fair partners in Uganda and Germany underlines the geographical diversity and diversity in content of Naturland Fair. A selection of partners and products gives an overview on the market.

  • Naturland Fair News 2013

Former issues of the Naturland Fair News:

  • Naturland Fair News 2011
  • Naturland Fair News 2010



Naturland established new norms in 2005 with its social standards. Now its assembly of delegates has erected a third pillar of sustainability to provide added support to our organic association’s holistic concept:

  • Naturland Fair Trade Standards (pdf-file, 422 KB)

As of new, German and international partners can apply for certification to Naturland fair trade standards in the course of their annual organic inspection, which will save them both time and money.

This opportunity for voluntary certification is the logical development of “Naturland Criteria on Fair Partnerships” which five partners of Naturland already fulfilled in 2006. In co-operation with fair trade organisations such as dwp, a set of rules and standards has been produced which, on the one hand, reflects the interests of smallholders and their co-operatives in marginalised areas, and on the other the concerns of producers and processors in OECD states.

“It is commitment to smallholders which has been the binding factor between us and Naturland for years now. Together we have now drawn up check lists for fair trade certification. This new certification means that our project to have one-stop certification to both organic standards and to those governing fair partnerships can now be put into practice.”

Thomas Hoyer, board member of Fairhandelsgenossenschaft dwp eG

 

Fair partnerships – from their beginnings to the present day:

1986: Naturland and GEPA commence their international co-operation

1987: First tea garden ever to be converted to organic and fair is in Sri Lanka

1998 – 2001: Further fair trade organizations, such as dwp and BanaFair, become partners of Naturland

2005: Naturland introduces binding social standards for producers and processors

2006: Firs units are awarded certificates testifying to compliance with Naturland “Criteria on fair Partnerships”

2008: Naturland and fair trade organizations transform the Naturland fair trade standards

2009: Naturland’s assembly of delegates passes Naturland fair trade standards

2010: For the first time ever, Naturland’s members and partners can be certified from one source to organic, social and fair trade standards

2011: More than 210 Naturland Fair products are in the shops

2011: Fair all around - South meets North: First fair chocolate with fair milk ever (presentation at Anuga 2011/Cologne)

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