Where ever these symbols are used, a company has been independently verified to meet the standards for Fairtrade International Certified, Fairtrade USA Certified, Rainforest Alliance Certified, UTZ Certified and Fair for Life Certified products. Be on the lookout for them when you͛re doing your shopping:
When these certifications aren͛t available, engage with the brands you buy and the places you shop. Ask whether their products and supply chains are free of child labour. Make it habit to become a conscious consumer.
Chocolate is just one of many products consumed by Canadians that is at a high risk of being connected to child labour. By choosing to buy certified fair trade chocolate, you can use your purchasing power to help protect children from dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs.