Trade Aid and the environment


"Fair trade actively encourages better environmental practices and the application of responsible methods of production."

A key principle of the World Fair Trade Organisation

We believe care for the environment is a global responsibility.

As a trading organisation we are responsible for the use or exploitation of the natural resources which make up our products, for any emissions or pollution resulting from their production or transportation, as well as for our behaviour as a retailer here in New Zealand. Therefore when looking at our impact on the environment we must look both at our actions in New Zealand and to those of our trading partners.
Find out more about our environmental behaviour both in New Zealand and in our trading relationships:

The global impact of our trade          The impact in NZ of our trade

Environmental responsibility is a requirement to meet both our fair trade principles (part of our criteria of belonging to the World Fair Trade Organisation), and our own Charter.