The Fairtrade process of certification means a product was fairly grown, traded and is physically traceable, allowing producers, workers and their families to live with dignity.
The independent certification supports farmers and workers through fair practices with a focus on the environment, economy and social justice.
"In Canada, it's easy to take basic human rights for granted. One of our core values is conducting business with integrity. We appreciate how ethically conscious our consumer base is and we truly believe in making a difference through business,” founder and CEO Margaret Coons said.
Nuts For Cheese produces organic, dairy-free and plant-based cheese alternatives in six flavors (Un-Brie-lievable, Chipotle "Cheddar", Super Blue, Spinach & Artichoke, Red Rind and Black Garlic) and recently launched two butter-alternative flavors, available at more than 1,500 stores including national retailers like Loblaws, Whole Foods and Sobeys.
Globally, there are 1,411 Fairtrade Producer Certified organizations supporting 1.66m farmers and workers across 73 countries. In 2018, Canada saw continued engagement and reach of Fairtrade products with retail sales estimated at $500m equating to a +9.8% growth in value.