Fair Trade is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and the economic crisis that hit hardest on the world’s most vulnerable populations. A third of the world’s population lives on less than two dollars a day. The global crisis confirms the need for a fair and sustainable economy locally and globally. Trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities for small and disadvantaged producers.
Forest Stewardship Council
For a sustainable market and responsible forest management
The international, independent FSC label ensures that raw materials for wood and paper products come from responsibly managed forests, with all the attention for the people of the forest dependent. All major environmental and development organizations recommend FSC. This makes FSC unique. Therefore Parthen has chosen to work with FSC paper and contributes to the protection of forests worldwide!
A social venture that strives towards a 100% climate-neutral world. Our mission is to help as many organisations as possible to make the transition to climate-neutrality and to develop climate-neutral services and products for their customers. Every organisation emits greenhouse gases, some more than others – and this has an unfortunate, negative impact on our climate. That’s why we guide you step by step along the path towards developing, designing, and implementing a climate-neutral product, event or business.
Township Patterns is a social enterprise producing eco-friendly conference bags from 100% natural fibres sourced in Africa. The bags are made by previously disadvantaged women in independent sewing co-ops around Cape Town that are supported by ASB non-profit (the sister NPO). Each item sold directly improves their lives – this is clarified by a Social Impact Index which is sent to customers together with the quote – increasing the transparency of the Township business model. Township Patterns is an accredited member of the World Fair Trade Organization.