The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) is a Swiss foundation that makes grants to civil society movements and organisations to support their actions in favour of a social and ecological transition.
Budget 2018-2020: 675 000 €
Globalisation of the economy resulted in the fragmentation and stretching of industrial sectors, which in turn opened the doors to social and environmental dumping. Production was relocated to countries with little or no social protection. ‘Fair trade’ was created in answer to this situation. By developing higher social and ecological standards within industries, the fair-trade movement hopes to make international trade just and equitable, as well as a vector for balanced development. The world economy needs to take inspiration from fair trade to develop a universal social and environmental base in the spirit of the Havana Charter of 1948.
The foundation supports fair trade actors that advocate internationally to spread their principles across the globe.
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