Equal Exchange's mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
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Our Guiding Principles
Trade directly with democratically organized small farmer cooperatives.
Facilitate access to credit for producer organizations.
Pay producers a guaranteed minimum price that provides a stable source of income as well as improved social services.
Provide high quality food products.
Support sustainable farming practices.
Build a democratically-run cooperative workplace.
Develop more environmentally-sound business practices.