The Project Peace Speaker Series is proud to host Paul Rice, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA, for a night of information, inspiration, and action. No matter who you are, you can make a difference with one of the great movements of our time.
Paul Rice is the President & CEO of Fair Trade USA. Since launching the Fair Trade Certified label in 1998, Paul has pushed to mainstream the Fair Trade movement by partnering with over 800 companies in North America, expanding certification across multiple food products, and exploring new categories such as apparel and linens. Through increased demand for sustainably-sourced goods, Fair Trade USA and its partners have helped return over $225 million in additional income to farmers and workers in 70 countries across the globe.
Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farmers with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople.
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