5 F AIR T RADE P RINCIPLES By working in conjunction with marginalized farmers to promote solidarity and sustainable development . By buying products as directly as possible from farmers in order to maximize their profit margin . By securing a fair buying price that guarantees farmers a decent living wage . By providing clear and complete information on the product and distribution networks. By optimizing traditional artisanal farming methods that result in products of exceptional quality . SOLIDARITY DIRECT FAIR TRANSPARENT QUALITATIVE
A LTER E CO P RODUCT G UARANTEES All our products participate to the sustainable development of rural communities while reducing carbon footprint with a project of reforestation in Amazonia in Peru All our suppliers are subject to FTA200 quality audits, a methodology developed by Alter Eco and approved by PwC. All our products are subjected to stringent quality and hygiene controls: HACCP, physico-chemical, micro-biological and organoleptic tests. All our products are natural, and the majority of them are certified organic by The products that are not yet USDA certified are in the process of obtaining certification. H A C C P Our products are Fair Trade Certified™ whenever standards are already in place. FAIR TRADE ORGANIC QUALITY HYGIENE & FOOD SAFETY CARBON ZERO
CONVENTIONAL ALTER ECO Conventional Supply Chain ALTER ECO Supply Chain Value Added in the country of origin Producers Organization Exporter/Importer Retailer Sales and US logistics (distributor and broker) Producers 3% +89% +312% Premium for producers Premium for the cooperative 35% 6% 29% T HE V ALUE A DDED OF F AIR T RADE
R ICE T RANSFORMATION F ACILITY RICE FUND Co-operative, THAILAND
Q UINOA P LANT ANAPQUI Co-operative, BOLIVIA
ALTER ECO Fair trade, organic, and carbon neutral foods.