Sign the Petition to Ghirardelli CEO, Marty Thompson: Put a Fair Trade label on it!

Ghirardelli Chocolate claims to make premium chocolate by carefully selecting cocoa beans of the highest quality, but real quality should not come at the cost of environmental destruction, poverty, and bitter child labor. We are demanding the company label its chocolate as certified Fair Trade.

We want Fair Trade Certified cocoa now – the only way that we can be sure that farmers and communities are getting a fair price, that no children have to work instead of going to school and that the environment is protected.

Fair Trade is the only way.


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Fair Trade products are food or crafts that are produced under standards designed to end and prevent the poverty, sweatshop labor conditions, environmental degradation, etc that are endemic to the free trade "race to the bottom" that puts profits above people and the planet.

A widely recognized definition of Fair Trade is enumerated in the FINE Principles:  

  • "Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.   
  • "Fair Trade organisations (backed by consumers) are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.


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