Ongoing Verification – Annual Membership Review & Renew

Each year, accepted members submit an updated financial statement and producer/supplier list along with information about business practices pertaining to two of the fair trade principles. This also serves as the annual membership renewal. (We calculate annual member dues using information from the financial statement.)

In this way, each member is rescreened for all nine of the fair trade principles over a period of five years.  This rescreening process also allows the FTF to investigate and respond to any complaints that may be received about a member’s practices.