World Fair Trade Day -2021Sat May 08#BuildBackFairer
The "Build Back Fairer" theme for World Fair Trade Day primarily asks governments and businesses to reassess their allocation of resources to fairer and equitable options.
"Returning to 'business as usual' after the pandemic would reinforce the inequalities and unsustainability of our current system. Instead, a transformation of the economy and the governance of global supply chains is needed, not only in the interest of small producers and farmers, but also in the interest of present and future generations."
Here are some links and resources for this event. (WFTO - World Fair Trade Organization)
World Fair Trade Day Theme 2021 - World Fair Trade Organization
Build Back Fairer statement - Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Fair Trade Day Challenge - World Fair Trade Organization
Virtual Festivals - World Fair Trade Organization
A Summary of Build Back Fairer:
- Ensure personal protection equipment.
- Income retention schemes during lockdown / no work.
- Freeze on increasing expenses during social distancing or lockdown.
- Stimulus packages only to companies who comply to UN Business & Human Rights.
- Small and Medium Enterprises have access to affordable finance.
- Preferential terms for Fair Trade and Social Enterprises, Cooperatives and other Social and Solidarity Economy actors.
- Public policies in support of Fair Trade, Social Enterprises, Cooperatives and other Social and Solidarity Economy actors, Organic Agriculture and AgroEcological Practices.
- Adopt legislation to ensure all businesses and their suppliers respect human, labour and environmental rights, including through improved purchasing and trading practices.
- Promote gradual transformation of mainstream businesses from profit-primacy into mission-primacy business models that put people and planet before profit.
- Fair share of resources.
- Reform taxation systems to incentivise Fair Trade and Organic products, Fair Trade and Social Enterprises, Cooperatives and other Social and Solidarity Economy actors.
- Disincentivise supply chains based on exploitation of people and planet.
- Make responsible public procurement the norm and prioritise Fair Trade, Organic and Social Enterprises, Cooperatives and other Social and Solidarity Economy actors in the granting of public contracts.