Our Commitment to Fair Trade
We hope that it goes without saying that we are passionately committed to fair trade. Achkiy’s principal raison d’etre is to provide fairly paid work to the most marginalised members of Peruvian society, thus giving them dignity and hope for the future of their families.
The World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) describes Fair Trade as “a trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade.” (WFTO full definition of Fair Trade)
They prescribe 10 Standards that Fair Trade Organisations must follow in their day-to-day work, which are summarised below:
Standard One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Standard Two: Transparency and Accountability
Standard Three: (Responsible and Beneficial) Trading Practices
Standard Four: Payment of a Fair Price
Standard Five: No Child Labour or Forced Labour
Standard Six: Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
Standard Seven: (Safe and Healthy) Working Conditions
Standard Eight: Capacity Building
Standard Nine: Promotion of Fair Trade
Standard Ten: Environment
We are a member of BAFTS, The British Association for Fair Trade Shops.