Scarborough Fair aims to become the consumer's Fairtrade brand of choice worldwide, thereby improving the economic and social circumstances of growers and their communities in developing countries.
To endeavour, to the best of our ability and influence, that all those in the supply chain from grower to consumer get a fair deal commensurate with their effort and risk.
The Scarborough Fair Commitment:
To offer quality products at fair prices.
To offer growers fair prices relative to the commodity market in accordance with Fairtrade Labeling Organization (FLO) guidelines.
To shorten the supply chain and lower costs to consumers by obtaining quality raw materials from sources as close to the growers as practicable.
To actively promote and communicate the benefits of fair and equitable trading to consumers in the markets that Scarborough Fair participates in.
To maximise opportunities for the widest retail distribution.
To influence and encourage governments of countries where Scarborough Fair products are available to use their influence in forums such as the World Trade Organisation to break down trade barriers of all descriptions for developing countries' products.
To endeavour to use 100% Fairtrade ingredients. If circumstances mean that non-Fairtrade certified ingredients are used, these ingredients will only be sourced from ethical suppliers.
To aggressively seek out opportunities for FLO-certified ingredients even if the FLO-certified ingredients are less than 50% of all ingredients in a complete product.
To endeavour, where practicable, to source ingredients from developing countries closest to the markets where Scarborough Fair products are sold.
To the Environment:
To source products grown in compliance with sustainable best practice principles having regard for a balanced eco-system.
Where practicable to source organic products.
To Growers' Communities:
To foster, encourage and participate in the social and infrastructure development that will benefit growers' communities and their long term sustainability.
Guiding Operating Principles of Scarborough Fair:
Endeavour to use FLO-certified ingredients in all Scarborough Fair branded products.
Promote transparency of supply chain.
Use no products that have relied on child or slave labour or products produced in unsafe or unfair working conditions.
Last but not least to build Scarborough Fair into a brand and business system that becomes the benchmark for ethical business.