FAIRTRADE.ORG.PL

About us

Coalition meeting
Fundacja „Koalicja Sprawiedliwego Handlu” – Fairtrade Polska (Foundation of the “Fair Trade Coalition” - Fairtrade Polska, KSH) is a national non-profit organization with headquarters in Krakow, Poland.
The Foundation was registered in Krakow on 13.9.2013 (Translation of the Statute of the Foundation can be found here). Before that date it used to function as an informal Fair Trade Coalition, created on 16.3.2009. The Coalition founders include - among others - Polish Green Network, its member organisations and the Polish Humanitarian Action - one of the most well-known Polish non-governmental organizations as well as other social economy entities (small Fair Trade enterprises).

KSH Founders

  1. Agnieszka Bińkowska running a company called Agnieszka Bińkowska Szczypta Świata
  2. Fundacja EkoRozwoju
  3. Dorota Kocurek-Poznańska running a company called Pozytywna zmiana Kocurek-Poznańska Dorota
  4. Ośrodek Działań Ekologicznych „Źródła”
  5. Polska Akcja Humanitarna
  6. proFT LTD
  7. Maria Monika Stalony running a company called Biosprawiedliwi Maria Monika Stalony
  8. Stowarzyszenie Lokalnych Ośrodków Twórczych
  9. Związek Stowarzyszeń Polska Zielona Sieć

KSH authorities

  • Supervisory Council:
  1. Borys Bińkowski (Szczypta Świata) – Chairman of the Supervisory Council
  2. Andrzej Smok (proFT LTD) – A member of the Supervisory Council
  3. Dorota Kocurek-Poznańska (Pozytywna zmiana) – A member of the Supervisory Council
  4. Ewa Maria Kamińska-Bużałek (Ośrodek Działań Ekologicznych „Źródła”) – A member of the Supervisory Council
  5. Grzegorz Gruca (Polska Akcja Humanitarna) – A member of the Supervisory Council
  6. Joanna Szabuńko (Związek Stowarzyszeń Polska Zielona Sieć) – A member of the Supervisory Council
  7. Krzysztof Marcin Słaboń (Stowarzyszenie Lokalnych Ośrodków Twórczych) – A member of the Supervisory Council
  8. Maria Monika Stalony (Biosprawiedliwi) – A member of the Supervisory Council
  9. Monika Aleksandra Onyszkiewicz (Fundacja EkoRozwoju) – A member of the Supervisory Council
  • Management Board:
  1. Andrzej Żwawa – Chair of the Management Board
  2. Zbigniew Szalbot – A member of the Management Board

KSH is a member of

Main KSH partner organizations at the international level

In January 2015 Fairtrade International Board approved the decision to make the Foundation of the “Fair Trade Coalition” its marketing organisation in Poland. The agreement between Fairtrade International and the Foundation is expected to be signed in the first half of 2015 and it will be valid for 3 years during which time the Foundation will officially represent Fairtrade International in Poland, seeking to establish stronger market for Fairtrade and promote Fairtrade products in the country.

The Foundation initiates and sustains relations also with other Fair Trade organisations such as the World Fair Trade Organisation.

Main KSH partner organizations at the national level

KSH Vision & Mission statements

Our vision is a world based on principles of fairness in trade and sustainable development, which allow producers to secure their livelihoods and fulfil their potential.
Our mission is to support marginalised producers and smallholders in the global South by making Fair Trade an integral part of people’s everyday choices. We carry out our mission by raising Fair Trade awareness, educating stakeholders with regard to sustainable development and responsible consumption, as well as by supporting initiatives that result in increasing availability of Fair Trade / Fairtrade products in Poland.

KSH goals

The Foundation has been established in order to:

  1. Develop and promote Fair Trade
  2. Raise awareness and create positive image of Fair Trade
  3. Develop representation of the Fair Trade movement in Poland
  4. Support entities interested in working for Fair Trade
  5. Support initiatives aimed at ensuring accessibility of Fair Trade products in Poland
  6. Support research on Fair Trade operation and its impact on the producers
There are two strategic paths we are taking to ensure our mission is carried out. First of all, we focus on educating consumers, showing Fair Trade as a viable solution to the current problems affecting small producers in the global South. Secondly, we help SMEs to engage in selling Fair Trade products and supporting Fair Trade in order to actually help make a difference to producers in the global South.

KSH contact details

Please click here to find out how to contact us.

Main KSH activities

Although strategically we want to support all stakeholders: consumers, NGOs and business, so far most emphasis has been placed on educating consumers, both current and future ones (i.e. pupils and students) in the realm of Fair Trade.
Reports for the past years:

KSH current projects

Project "Aware, Fair and Engaged. Creating foundations for the Fair Trade Schools campaign"

In 2014 we were able to secure funds for project called "Aware, Fair and Engaged. Creating foundations for the Fair Trade Schools campaign" in cooperation with organisations:

Fairtrade Česko a Slovensko (Czechy)

Drustvo Humanitas
(Słowenia)

TVU Mondo
(Estonia)

Fair Trade á Íslandi
(Islandia)

We will use this opportunity to get school children to learn about trade inequities, the need for fairer trade and the concept of Fair Trade/Fairtrade. Using a series of interactive lessons, games and fun activities, we hope to engage children in campaigning for a fairer world.

  • The project implemented within the Citizens for Democracy project financed by the EEA Grants
  • The project implemented within the Civic Initiatives Fund
  • Project is co-financed by the European Union through Marshal Office of Malopolska under grant contract No. DCI-NSA-ED/2012/287-834 (REDDSO)

Historic information about informal Polish Fair Trade Coalition (2009-2013)

The informal Coalition was created on 16.3.2009 to promote the Fair Trade movement in a coordinated way in Poland, in tandem with international movement structures, seeking to increase the availability of Fair Trade products and supporting businesses, organisations, institutions and individuals interested in Fair Trade.

Members of the informal Coalition consisted exclusively of NGOs, while companies and individuals from all over Poland had a partner status:

Members of the informal Coalition:

  1. Dom Spotkań im. Angelusa Silesiusa
  2. Fundacja Ekorozwoju
  3. Fundacja na rzecz Edukacji Obywatelskiej im. Alana Turinga
  4. Fundacja Projekt Caracol
  5. Fundacja Wspierania Inicjatyw Ekologicznych
  6. Grupa eFTe Warszawa
  7. Ośrodek Działań Ekologicznych „Źródła”
  8. Polska Akcja Humanitarna
  9. Polskie Stowarzyszenie Sprawiedliwego Handlu „Trzeci Świat i My”
  10. Stowarzyszenia Lokalnych Ośrodków Twórczych
  11. Salezjański Wolontariat Misyjny „Młodzi Światu”
  12. Towarzystwo dla Natury i Człowieka
  13. Związek Stowarzyszeń Polska Zielona Sieć

Partners of the informal Coalition:

  1. Biosprawiedliwi
  2. BioKurier
  3. Firma Handlowo-Usługowa „Fuente”
  4. Jarmarki Świata
  5. Kępa Cafe
  6. proFT LTD
  7. Natura Rzeczy
  8. Sprawiedliwy Handel w praktyce
  9. Szczypta Świata
 
 
Koalicjanci
Szczypta Świata Fundacja Ekorozwoju
Fundacja Kupuj Odpowiedzialnie Jarmarki Świata
Ośrodek Działań Ekologicznych Źródła Polska Akcja Humanitarna
proFT.pl Biosprawiedliwi
Stowarzyszenie Lokalnych Ośrodków Twórczych Polska Zielona Sieć
Tagi
Banany   baza wiedzy   fair trade   Fairtrade   Kakao   kampanie   kawa   Koalicja   Konferencja   Sprawiedliwy Handel   WFTD   World Fairtrade Challenge   wydarzenia   zamówienia publiczne   Światowy Dzień Sprawiedliwego Handlu  
Strona Fundacji „Koalicja Sprawiedliwego Handlu” – Fairtrade Polska powstała w 2008 r. w ramach projektu „Profesjonalizacja działań polskich NGO w zakresie Sprawiedliwego Handlu” współfinansowanego przez Fundację Edukacja dla Demokracji w ramach programu pomocy zagranicznej Ministerstwa Spraw Zagranicznych RP.