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 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.
The Foundation has been established in order to:
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
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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 projectsProject "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:
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.
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:
Partners of the informal Coalition: