Journal — Fairtrade

Does buying Fairtrade really help vulnerable children?

Does buying Fairtrade really help vulnerable children? Posted by Lauren Scaroni on On the 20th of November World Children’s Day is celebrated universally to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improve children’s welfare. At Montville Coffee we often consider the rights of the child with the knowledge that we work in an industry rife with exploitation.

Our actions are our future

Our actions are our future Posted by Lauren Scaroni on On the 15th of October World Food Day ceremonies are set to take place all over the world. The World Day Celebration calls for the transformation of agri-food systems to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to enough, affordable, safe and nutritious food to lead active and healthy lives.

Montville Coffee Staff Discuss ‘Why Fairtrade?’

Montville Coffee Staff Discuss ‘Why Fairtrade?’ Posted by Lauren Scaroni on As Fairtrade Fortnight came to a close last week, our staff took some time to reflect on what it means to us to be part of the Fairtrade movement. It is far too easy to get caught up in the day to day happenings of the workplace and the hard things around us.

Climate Change

Climate Change Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Like you, we care about what’s going on with climate change. It’s an issue that can seem so big that it’s insurmountable and you can be fooled into thinking that small acts won’t make any real difference. But we believe it’s up to each of us to do what we can – to recycle, to decrease our use of fossil fuels, and to buy products that are environmentally sustainable.

Choose the world you want.

Choose the world you want. Posted by Karen Barnett on Since the pandemic, we know that the way everyone sees the world has changed. Research* tells us that two out of three Australians believe that businesses (like us) should be doing more to solve societal problems in tough times.

The challenges of solving human rights abuses

The challenges of solving human rights abuses Posted by Lauren Scaroni on In the long term, if we are really going to mitigate human rights abuses in global supply chains, legislation is needed. Voluntary initiatives like certifications are not sufficient to solve human rights abuses.

Fairtrade tackles root causes and systemic issues that result in Child Labour

Fairtrade tackles root causes and systemic issues that result in Child Labour Posted by Lauren Scaroni on It is estimated that 98 million children work in agriculture, and many of them do not attend school, have little time to play and do not receive proper nutrition or care. Often this work is hazardous and exploitative.

Understanding The Coffee Supply Chain

Understanding The Coffee Supply Chain Posted by Lauren Scaroni on To stay abreast of developments in the global coffee sector Montville Coffee has reviewed and responded to the 2020 Coffee Barometer article and the 2020 Coffee Development article. 

 

Easter. It means all sorts of things for different people.

Easter. It means all sorts of things for different people. Posted by Lauren Scaroni on According to the CSIRO, the average Australian consumes 32kg of chocolate every year and as our appetite continues to grow, Fairtrade is tirelessly working with key industry players to enable them to source large volumes of sustainable produced cocoa (more sales = more benefits for farmers).