Fair for Life was developed as an alternative Fair Trade Certification Program by the Swiss Bio-Foundation, in cooperation with IMO, in 2006. Since then, Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification has gained quick acceptance in worldwide markets, as it offers many complimentary benefits to existing Fair Trade systems. These benefits include high transparency, social responsibility audits, requirements for good environmental performance, and the ability to combine Fair Trade certification with other programs, such as organic certification, for all major world markets.
Discovery Islands Organics is an organic and Fair Trade importer and distributor for fresh produce. They carry several product lines, such as bananas from Peru, and avocados and mangos from Mexico, that are FLO certified, and now also blueberries, apples and pears that are Fair for Life Fair Trade Certified to origin. The core principals of the company are in ethical sourcing and ‘grower development’
“We are happy to see a pioneer in the Northwestern and Canadian organic movements embrace fair trade among its sourcing practices and company policy. The combination of organic and fair trade, both domestically and internationally are important in promoting sustainability through trade.” says Wolfgang Kathe, Department Manager for Social & FairTrade at IMO.
To learn more about IMO, visit, www.FairforLife.net or www.IMO.ch, or contact Kerry Hughes at (707) 644-2354 or Kerry@IMO-Control.org (North American Contact) or Anja Ibkendanz at firstname.lastname@example.org (Swiss Contact). To learn more about Discovery Islands Organics, contact Randy Hooper at discoveryorganics@