Fair Trade advocates for globally just trade relations and offers an effective alternative: both through fair trade in products and through political and educational work. The term „Fair Trade“ is not protected by law. We are guided by the internationally recognised definition.
The fair city map lists sales outlets, organisations and initiatives that contribute to a „fair Berlin“ through their offers and actions.
Here you will find the recognised seals for all categories that a product should have and the additional criteria that a location must fulfil in order to be included in the fair city map.
At product level, the following recognised Fair Trade certifications/seals apply:
Additionally for the textile sector
At the corporate level, the following organizations are considered recognized Fair Trade companies:
Recognition of direct trade and solidarity-based trade approaches:
In the area of coffee, additional roasting companies are recognised that engage in solidarity-based or direct trade and whose import standards are based on fair trade principles (e.g. members of the import collective Roasters United, members of MITKA).
Sales locations offer at least two Fair Trade products/goods groups in their regular assortment.
Retail stores and retail chains with sustainable aspirations/sustainable added value carry at least two Fair Trade products/product groups in their regular assortment*.
Retail stores carry at least one fair trade product/goods group in their regular assortment*.
The company carries at least two Fair Trade products/goods groups in its regular product range.
The point of sale carries at least one Fair Trade product/goods group (e.g. Fairtrade gold) in its regular range. If a company offers jewelry made of metals in its core business, this must have been largely handmade.
Retail stores and retail chains with a sustainable claim/sustainable added value carry at least two products/goods groups with Fair Trade components in their regular assortment. *
Sales locations carry at least two Fair Trade products/goods groups in their regular assortment.
Sales outlets that carry one of the listed Fair Trade products/goods groups in their regular range. The following recognized seals/logos apply to these product groups:
- Fair Natural Stones: XertifiX
- Fair IT: Computermäuse, Fairphone, SHIFTphone
- Products made of natural rubber/latex:: Fair Rubber
Fair merchandise/snack vending machine: Fair-O-Mat
In restaurants and snack bars, at least two Fair Trade products/goods groups must be part of the regular assortment.
Bars and pubs have at least two products on their regular offer that contain fair trade ingredients. Mixed drinks (alcoholic / non-alcoholic) contain at least one fair trade ingredient. If coffee is offered, it must be fairly traded.
Cafés, ice cream parlors and bakeries regularly offer at least one Fair Trade product/product group. If coffee is offered, it must be fairly traded. *
Hotels carry at least two Fair Trade products/goods groups in their regular range (catering, drugstore items/cosmetics, textiles).
Cafeterias and canteens regularly offer at least two Fair Trade products.
Caterers regularly use at least two fair trade ingredients when preparing food. If a caterer takes over the supply of fresh coffee, it must be fairly traded.
Associations and organizations carry out projects in the field of fair trade and create offers for educational/informational/campaign work on fair trade. Sports clubs regularly use fair trade balls and/or sports textiles in regular training and/or competitions.
Recognized fair trade company based in Berlin
Coordinator:s for community development policy at state and district level, business development with Fair Trade as one area of work.
County and statewird Fairtrade Towns-steering groups, campaigns focused on Fair Trade.
Regular sale of fair trade products in own premises, during church services or at other events.
Parishes awarded the „Faire Gemeinde“ seal.