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Social Responsibility and Fair Trade: Complementary Practices

Lightly post-edited machine translation
Published on 10 November 2004

Name of your activity:
Social Responsibility and Fair Trade: Complementary Practices

Terrain in which your activity is located:
Sovereign economies for and of people – Against neoliberal capitalism

Partners for your activity:
Fair Trade Workshop, Social Responsibility of Economic Actors (WSES, Alliance)

Type of partners you would like (type of organization and/or field of action) in case you do not know organizations of the type that you would like:
Fair Trade organizations (producers, importers, shops, certification agencies) Companies, certification and notation agencies, "social observatories"

Themes and/or activities with which you would like to link up:
Social Responsibility Indicators

Profile of activity (as indicated on the WSF Web site):

fair trade
social responsibility
codes of conduct
economy of solidarity

Is this activity linked to an activity that was organized for a previous WSF? Which and when?
Seminars and workshops offered by the Fair Trade Workshop in 2003 and 2004.

Aims of activity :
* Make progress in the thinking on the articulations between fair trade and the social responsibility of corporations.
* Identify types of common action.
* Enhance and improve each of these practices thanks to the consideration of other rationales and visions.

Problems (challenges), practices (experiences), and proposals that you intend to present during activity :
Challenges: to achieve consistency between fair trade and the social responsibility of economic actors. Practices: codes of conduct (CSR), trade relations complying with ethical criteria, labels (FT), trade and distribution.

Other activities you are organizing at the World Social Forum 2005:

-  Institution of fair-trade networks and platforms in the South
-  Fair trade: bringing North-South relations up to date
-  Setting up integrated projects in economy of solidarity



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