They make it happen! Get inspired by ETHIQUABLE’s sustainable code of conduct

In 17 years of presence on the ground, Ethiquable measures how dedicated fair trade is able to provide an answer for producers and consumers. The social enterprise developed “Paysans d’Ici”, a code of conduct based on 24 criteria on organic peasant agriculture. Designed with French producers, the code allows for an adapted global North-South fair-trade approach.

Paysans d’Ici products are sourced from 1300 organic producers, organized into 14 cooperatives across France. With an array of more than 50 products, they are pioneers of organic farming and aim for an ecological transition. On average, 49.8% of the price of a local, fair and organic products returns to the producer group. This not only guarantees a reasonable income and livelihood for the producers, but also ensures an ethical trade relation with the global South.

The companies’ popularity demonstrates consumer’s demand for higher transparency and greater fairness in the value chain. On the other hand, it shows that rules adapted to a local context and shorter value chains can contribute to increased clearness for the whole supply chain.

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The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This publication only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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