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Fair-Trade Organizations Explore Merger to Maximize Human Rights Impact

Fair Trade USA certifies “Fair Trade” products in the United States to indicate to consumers that the supply chain for a particular product gives farmers fair prices and workers safe conditions. Social Accountability International (SAI) was founded to advance the human rights of workers around the world with programs including the certification of non-exploitative factories. As the two leading organizations in the business of certifying and training in the “goodness” of factories, supply chains, etc., they began discussion of a merger to resolve succession issues and to increase the impact achieved by both organizations. The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration made a grant to partially fund consulting fees associated with the merger exploration.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $10,000

Year Granted: 2015

Grantee: Social Accountability International (SAI)

Location: International

Grantee Website: Social Accountability International (SAI)