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Fair trade (Social)
Cafédirect is one of fair trade’s biggest names. Their pioneering business model helps make elevenses more ethical for people who want a more conscientious cuppa. Triodos Bank has worked with Cafédirect throughout its development, including raising £5 million in a share issue. Working in partnership with small-scale growers ensures Cafédirect gets the best quality raw materials.
Smallholder farmers in developing countries do not necessarily reap the rewards of a complex international trade system. So, by financing fair trade enterprises we aim to make sure that individuals and their families are paid fairly for their products.
Richard Scanlon, Finance director
I think the relationship between Cafédirect and Triodos goes from strength to strength and I would like to repeat my thanks to the business banking team's interest in, and support of Cafédirect.