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“Commune Fairtrade” is a title granted to municipalities whose municipal authorities and inhabitants demonstrate their commitment to fair trade. It is an international concept implemented in 19 countries. In order to benefit from this designation, the municipality must meet three criteria:

  • the municipality takes up the cause of Fairtrade
  • a local action group is created to coordinate local activities
  • the municipality informs about the concept of “Fairtrade Gemeng”

Considering that the municipal departments already make frequent use of Fairtrade products, adherence to the concept is a logical consequence.

The non-profit association Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg is in charge of the development of fair trade in Luxembourg. Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg asbl. is a member of the international Fairtrade network. It is not a commercial company: the association does not buy or sell any products. It is an NGO (non-governmental organisation) to raise awareness, to promote fair trade in Luxembourg and to draw the attention of the general public to the inequalities in world trade.

Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg:

  • is committed to raising public awareness of Fairtrade, especially among young people, through workshops and conferences and the creation of awareness-raising materials.
  • is committed to bringing fair trade into the political debate
  • manages and controls the use of the Fairtrade/TransFair label on the Luxembourg market
  • supports economic players in their approach to social responsibility

Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg is not a commercial organisation, but an independent and non-profit making association that awards its label to the actors of fair trade: importers, traders and small businesses (roasters, chocolate makers).

Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg is a government-recognized NGO. Its members include organisations from a wide range of social, third-world and environmental interests. As a result, many committed and competent people vouch for the proper functioning of Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg.

Differdange Fairtrade Certificate

 

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