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Profile of registrant

World Fair Trade Organization

Identification number in the register: 85745642486-51
Registration date: 09/10/09 16:53:06

The information on this organisation was last modified on 10/10/14 11:22:59
The date of the last annual update was 10/10/14 11:22:59


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: World Fair Trade Organization
Acronym: WFTO
Legal status: Nonprofit Association
Website address: http://www.wfto.com

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Natália Leal
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Natália Leal
Position: Chief Executive

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 8 - 3 Godfried Bomansstraat 
Culemborg 4103 WR
NETHERLANDS
Telephone number: (+31) 345 53 64 87
Fax number: (+31) 847 47 44 01
Other contact information: WFTO has five regional networks:

WFTO Africa:
Kenya - Head Office
Karen Plain Arcade - Third Floor; F3B1
Karen Plains Road, Off Karen Road
Nairobi, Kenya

P. O. Bo x 46337 – 00100, G. P. O
Nairobi – KENYA

Tel: 254 (0) 518006861
Email: info@wfto-africa.org


WFTO Asia:
Address: 7 Soi 5 Sirimankalajarnrd T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai Postcode 50200

Postal Address: World Fair Trade Organization Asia Office, C/o WEAVE, P.O. Box 58 Chiang Mai University Chiang Mai 50202

T: +66 053 357 695
E-mail: communications@wfto-asia.com

WFTO Europe:
Rue Washington 40, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: (+32) 2 6406386
Email: info@wfto-europe.org

WFTO Latin America:
Reina Victoria N26-166 y la Niña
Quito, Ecuador
E-mail: secretaria@wfto-la.org
Teléfono Ecuador: +59322230609 (Catalina Sosa – Dirección)
Teléfono Paraguay: +595971739166 (Zulma Britez – Secretaria)

WFTO Pacific
Virtual Office, email: info@wfto.com

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is a global network of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. Membership of WFTO provides Fair Trade organisations with credibility and identity by way of an international guarantee system; a place of learning where you connect with like-minded people from around the world; tools and training to increase market access; and a common voice that speaks out for Fair Trade and trade justice - and is heard.

WFTO is the home of fair traders: producers, marketers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers that demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade and apply the 10 WFTO Principles of Fair Trade in their supply chain. The works and achievements of its members make WFTO a global authority on Fair Trade and a guardian of Fair Trade values and principles.

Consistent with the goal of Fair Trade, which is to enable producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through trading with agreed set of principles, WFTO’s route to equity in trade is through the integrated supply chain. Practices across the Fair Trade chain are checked against the WFTO Fair Trade Standard, a set of compliance criteria based on the 10 Fair Trade Principles and International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions.

The WFTO operates in over 70 countries across 5 regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America and the Pacific Rim) with elected global and regional boards.

Vision
WFTO has a vision of a world in which trade structures and practices have been transformed to work in favour of the poor and promote sustainable development and justice.

Mission
WFTO’s mission is to enable producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through Fair Trade. WFTO is the global network and advocate for Fair Trade, ensuring producer voices are heard. The interest of producers, especially small farmers and artisans, is the main focus in all the policies, governance, structures and decision making within the WFTO.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


WFTO is one of the partners of an exciting project that will promote ethical investments among financial institutions in Europe. Promoting Responsible Investment and Commerce in Europe (PRICE): Fair Trade and Ethical Finance Responds to Global Crisis is a European Union-supported project that aims to raise public awareness and promote education that aims to mobilise greater financial support on actions against poverty and for fairer relations between developed and developing countries in the field of responsible investment and commerce. To learn more, visit PRICE Project website http://thepriceproject.org/.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Development
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Trade

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 370
Number of member organisations: 1
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • World Fair Trade Organization (370 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • MALTA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • ARGENTINA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • BANGLADESH
  • BOLIVIA
  • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
  • BRAZIL
  • BURKINA FASO
  • CAMBODIA
  • CAMEROON
  • CANADA
  • CHILE
  • CHINA
  • COSTA RICA
  • ECUADOR
  • EGYPT
  • ETHIOPIA
  • GHANA
  • GUATEMALA
  • HONDURAS
  • HONG KONG
  • INDIA
  • INDONESIA
  • ISRAEL
  • JAPAN
  • JORDAN
  • KENYA
  • LAOS, PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
  • LEBANON
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALAYSIA
  • MAURITIUS
  • MEXICO
  • MONGOLIA
  • NAMIBIA
  • NEPAL
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NICARAGUA
  • NIGERIA
  • NORWAY
  • PAKISTAN
  • PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORY
  • PARAGUAY
  • PERU
  • PHILIPPINES
  • SENEGAL
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SRI LANKA
  • SWAZILAND
  • SWITZERLAND
  • TANZANIA, UNITED RE UBLIC OF
  • THAILAND
  • UGANDA
  • UNITED STATES
  • URUGUAY
  • VIETNAM
  • ZIMBABWE
Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is the global representative body of over 350 organisations committed to 100% Fair Trade. The WFTO operates in 70 countries across 5 regions; Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North American and the Pacific Rim, with elected global and regional boards, to create market access through policy, advocacy, campaigning, marketing and monitoring. For a full list of members and where they are based please visit: http://www.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6&Itemid=37

WFTO also has regional networks that are separate entities. WFTO Africa, WFTO Asia and WFTO Latin America. For more information: http://www.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5&Itemid=294

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 507,952
of which public financing: 19,910
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 19,910
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 488,042
- donations: 3,406
- contributions from members: 347,261
Other income : 88,648
grant from members : 48,727
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.