from the Ground Up

ANNUAL REPORT 2015 – 2016

Sustainability from the Ground Up

Discussions around sustainability are changing as responsible sourcing and livelihoods take center stage. For business to succeed, the entire supply chain must succeed. A message from CEO Hans Theyer and Board Chair Werner Kiene.

Changing Lives

Much of Fairtrade’s impact for the farmers and workers we serve derives from sales on Fairtrade terms, but we recognize that poverty and power imbalances in supply chains are multi-faceted and best approached from a variety of angles.

Fairtrade producers received

$((5.28)) million

in Fairtrade Premium

Changing Trade

Fairtrade America strives for a world in which trade is not only more equitable, but has become a way for producers and consumers to improve quality of life for all. Dedicated brands and traders put this vision into effect.

There are over

((826)) products

with the FAIRTRADE Mark

Going Beyond

Fairtrade is a game changer enabling farmers and workers to move up the value chain, but it also helps them confront challenges that affect many communities where Fairtrade works.

Child protection pilots launched in

((11)) countries

where Fairtrade works.

Amplifying the Conversation

Grassroots movements across the US are pushing for healthier, better food. Fairtrade America finds inspiration in the common threads we share with food movements and ethical consumer groups across the country.

More than

((5.4)) million

people reached through #FairtradeChats

Building Our Capacity, Refining our Voice

Trade can help reduce poverty and encourage sustainable development, but only if it is used for that purpose with greater equity and transparency. We continue to grow Fairtrade America so that ultimately, farmers and workers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future.


For the 2015 financial year, Fairtrade America grew revenues and continued the transition from start up to stability.

Fairtrade America saw a

((23))% growth

in revenues in 2015

About Fairtrade America

Fairtrade America connects producers and consumers, and promotes fair trading conditions to help producers to combat poverty and strengthen their ability to take more control over their lives.

Producer Stories

Fairtrade is more than 1.6 million farmers and workers around the world. Here are a few of their inspiring stories.