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Qualicity's engagement for Sustainable Development
Qualicity Sàrl, Le Village, F-Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes, Tel: +33 (0) 6 31 80 73 39
Copyright Qualicity 2008
Since its creation, QUALICITY took the party to contribute to sustainable development, by applying its underlying principles to both its internal processes and its commercial practices.

QUALICITY has decided to support and develop partnerships with suppliers who have the courage to refuse relocation of their activities and continue to produce in their respective countries, notably in France and in Italy, to maintain a local economy and local employment. This is the case with the suppliers of products that you will find in the lines « AA/Butterfly » and « Design Seats ».

QUALITY does also promote Fair Trade by proposing products meeting strict criteria of ethics and quality, and by collaborating very closely with organizations and suppliers who guarantee the respect of Fair Trade principles. QUALICITY has for partners La Compagnie du Commerce Equitable who supplies the beautiful product of the lines « Design Furniture » and « Art de la Table », as well as Befair, who supplies the superb textiles of the line « Bath Pleasure ».
  
For several decades, the Fair Trade approach offers an effective alternative to reduce the disparities caused by the conventional business and gives back to man his central role in trade.

Fair Trade is a commercial partnership based on individual responsibility and respect, whose objective is to achieve greater equity in global trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better conditions of production and better trading conditions and by securing the rights of marginalized producers and workers.

Fair trade is more than just trading. It proves that greater justice in the trade world is possible. It highlights the need to change rules and practices of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.


  
  • Promote the preservation of the environment through the application of responsible methods of production and the reasoned use of raw materials and energy sources, and their renewal
  
  • Assure the shortest and simplest possible circuit between producers and consumers
  
  • Propose high quality products to consumers

Allow consumers to make a well thought and responsible purchase.
Fair Trade is based on the promotion and the application of the following fundamental principles:
  
  • Guarantee of a fair remuneration for the work of most disadvantaged producers and craftsmen, allowing them to meet their basic needs. This strategy of solidarity helps in the battle against poverty and in the development of the sustainable trade
  
  • Respect of fundamental human rights, notably by refusing any form of slavery, hard labour or exploitation of children, and by offering a healthy and safe working  environment to the workers
  
  • Establish durable relationships between economic partners, and develop the autonomy of the producers and the scope of their know-how and skills, in order to allow them to secure their future

  
Fair Trade reaches a public that gets wider every day, and many initiatives are emerging, aimed at the diversification of products and at the development of distribution networks.

Thanks to the proliferation of these initiatives and a growing awareness of the public and the consumers, Fair Trade has seen its reputation grow very strongly since 2000.

  
To learn more about Fair Trade :
- The International Fair Trade Association http://www.ifat.org/
- The European Fair Trade Association http://www.european-fair-trade-association.org/
- Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International http://www.fairtrade.net/
- La Plateforme pour le Commerce Equitable http://www.commercequitable.org/accueil/
  (in French)