Fairtrade is a global system of trade designed to help small producers the world over: providing them with a liveable wage and fair labour practices while encouraging the implementation of sustainable farming and production.
An ethical movement, Fairtrade asks its members – such as FOS Cosmetics – to pay a premium for the commodities they buy. This premium acts as a crucial safety net for the small producers and traders, ensuring they enjoy a fair wage, a stable income, and are protected from fluctuating market prices.
Here at FOS, we believe in protecting our planet, its people, and its wildlife to provide a brighter future for all, and we’re proud to be part of the Fairtrade movement.
RSPO stands for The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organisation established in 2004 to promote the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and multi-stakeholder governance.
Being RSPO certified means we at FOS Cosmetics are committed to stringent production criteria in all stages of palm oil manufacture, and use only palm oil which comes from sustainable sources.
Clearing for oil palm plantations threatens some of the world’s greatest forests and the wildlife they contain. Chief amongst the endangered species are orangutans, elephants and the Sumatran tiger – all of which are highly vulnerable to forest clearance from unregulated palm oil. But, by using only ethically-sourced palm oil from sustainable sources, FOS is helping to ensure these wonderful creatures continue to enjoy their natural habitat.