The Persimmon TreeĀ® and The Fair Trade Movement

Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers in under-developed countries to lift themselves out of poverty.

The Persimmon Tree® is committed to using and increasing the use of Fair Trade ingredients in our products. We work with suppliers that meet our Fair Trade requirements, supporting Fair Trade practices.

Fair Trade Farm Workers

Fair Trade principles are designed to:

  • Ensure fair wages and fair labor conditions for workers
  • Promote gender equality
  • End child labor
  • Invest in farms, schools and hospitals and other community projects
  • Protect the environment by prohibiting harmful agrochemicals and GMOs  (genetically modified organisms)
  • Promote sustainable farming methods that create a healthy working environment for producers and their families
  • Preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations
  • Eliminate unnecessary middlemen and working directly with farmers to develop the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace