Fair trade

Oikocredit supports fair trade organizations through a combination of medium and long term loans, pre-export financing, equity investments, and capacity building.

Fair trade means more than fair prices. The fair trade movement takes a market-based approach towards empowering local producers. Fair trade organizations promote social justice through:

  • fair payments to producers and employees
  • anti child labour policies
  • long-term trading relationships
  • environmentally sustainable production methods

Oikocredit has been a long-term supporter of fair trade, having been a member of the International Fair Trade Association for more than 20 years.