What Does “Fair-Trade Certified” Mean…and Who Cares?

Fair-Trade Certification is provided by a third-party, neutral organization that sets standards for manufacturers and agricultureThe Spirulina and Chlorella found in Perfect Supplements Aquatic Greens is certified for Social Responsibility and Fair-Trade by Fair for Life, a world-wide certification organization based in Switzerland.  

What Does Social Responsibility Mean?

  • Fair for Life bases their standards for Social Responsibility on recommendations previously agreed upon by many global organizations, such as the International Labor Organization (ILO), Social Accountability International (SAI), and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). Allow me to summarize the basic idea behind social responsibility. It is essentially a human rights issue. Living in the USA, we benefit from the protection of basic human rights labor laws, such as, access to drinkable water, and protection from chemical exposure. By purchasing Social-Responsibility-Certified products, you are supporting basic human rights globally.

  What Does “Fair-Trade Certified” Mean?

According to Fair for Life, Fair-Trade Certification requires companies to create long-term partnerships with local farmers and communities. In addition, companies are required to provide Fair-Trade premiums that promote the livelihood of the farmers and their communities. In other words, farmers and other workers are paid a fair-price for their labors, a premium that allows them to live comfortably and in good health.

Who Cares?

Perfect Supplements cares enough to provide Fair-Trade ingredients whenever they are available. Perfect Acai has always been sourced from suppliers that partner with, and improve, local farms and communities in the Amazon Rainforest. We were thrilled when we found our Fair-Trade Certified and Organic Spirulina and Chlorella. We knew immediately these would be the ingredients in our Perfect Aquatic Greens.  

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