Stevia GROUP supports the Fair trade initiative World Fair Trade Day 2012

This year, the World Fair Trade Day takes place on 12th May, 2012. World Fair Trade Day (WFTDay) is an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO, and is supported by thousands of citizens. Fair-trade-organizations, social and environmental movements, producers and consumers throughout the world have been committed to fair trade for decades. The World Fair Trade Organization is a global network of fair-trade-organizations around the world, from Africa, Asia, Latin America, to Europe and North America and the Pacific. The World Fair Trade Day represents more than 350 fair-trade-organizations form more than 70 countries.  WFTO’s mission is to strengthen and support small producers.

On the occasion of the World Fair Trade Day (WFTDay) events are organized by hundreds of different fair-trade-organizations and fair-trade-producers and consumers. They are supposed to make us aware of the social and environmental movements and provide more support and fair trade as well as justice in the commerce with farmers and small producers.

"Fair trade is the cornerstone of our business. Therefore, we support the initiative of the WFTO" "Any consumer can contribute concretely to a fair partnership with the families of farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America with the purchase of fairly traded products. Everybody who decides on buying fair traded products contributes to the help and development in poor regions of the world. ", says Manager Michael Tietz of Stevia Group on the occasion of the World Fair Trade Day.

Fair Trade provides an effective work to combat child labor. It enables children to achieve better living conditions and perspectives and is directed against the worst forms of child exploitation, specifically in the area of ​​child prostitution and the use of children in war.

"I am delighted to contribute to combating poverty, hunger and injustice. Fair trade connects us globally to form a very cooperative and successful relationship with our producers and farmer cooperatives. Also in the future the Stevia Group will promote the Fair Trade concept and fairly traded products. "said Tietz.