Autobar are conscious of their responsibility to
provide drinks from sustainable sources and to ensure that
producers in the developing world get a fair price for their
Specifically, the FAIRTRADE mark is an independent consumer
label which appears on products as a guarantee that producers are
getting a better deal. It guarantees farmers in developing
countries a fair and stable price for their produce, which covers
the costs of sustainable production.
In addition, Fairtrade Standards support the social, economic and
environmental development of small-scale farmers and their workers.
These include paying workers decent wages, guaranteeing the right
to join a trade union, freedom from discrimination, health and
safety standards, and the provision of adequate housing and other
Producer organisations receive a guaranteed minimum price that
covers the costs of sustainable production plus an additional
premium to invest in health, education, infrastructure, and other
community development projects.
Fairtrade Standards also ensure that producer organisations make
environmental protection an integral part of farm management. This
includes minimising the use of chemical fertilisers and
insecticides and their gradual replacement with natural
alternatives, protection of water, soil structure and other natural
resources, and the responsible disposal of waste.
Using Fairtrade certified products changes the lives of millions of
people worldwide and shows how trade can be made to work in favour
of poorer people and the environment.
Fairtrade is not a brand. The FAIRTRADE mark is an
independent stamp of approval.
By using Fairtrade
products, you're giving farmers the chance to sell their crops
at a stable price that covers their costs and enables them to
support their families and invest in a better future.
The Fairtrade price includes an additional sum; the Fairtrade
Premium, which is set aside for farmers and workers to spend on
social and environmental projects. This ensures
that communities have power and resources to invest in long
Fairtrade standards also aim to protect and improve the
environment. Extra income from Fairtrade means farmers can invest
in sound agricultural practices such as cutting weeds instead of
For more information on Fairtrade visit the Fairtrade
The FAIRTRADE mark can be found on our new Celsusdrinks range of vending products
and on all Cadbury beverage
products (In the UK & Ireland).