What is Ethical Trade?
The people of the Pacific acknowledge land as their lifeblood and have a spiritual relationship with it that often includes recognition of many intangible values.
The extended family and village, and the obligations and benefits that arise from these networks, are also a key feature of Pacific life. Family and community relationships are strengthened by a communal approach to work and life.
Central to all concepts of fair or ethical trade is the need to establish fair and sustainable trading relationships based on trust, transparency, equity, accountability and continuity and the Pacific is embracing various fair trade certification and labeling schemes to assist consumers identify Pacific products that are trailed under these principles.