Fair Factory
Manifesto

“whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…, think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8, NIV translation)

  1. We invest in the factory processing of agricultural products in developing countries:

    • so that small-scale farmers are ensured of a reliable sales channel and a better price for their products;
    • to give jobseekers from the region the chance of a job;
    • to help developing countries build up their own food-processing industry;
    • to offer clients a good product that can be traced back to the farmers;
    • to generate a modest financial return for our investors.
  2. We are therefore looking for partners who, like us, are value orientated and:

    • consider themselves to be an equal and responsible member of the larger factory community, which consists of farmers, factory workers, buyers, suppliers, development organizations and financers;
    • want to collaborate on the basis of mutual dependency;
    • want to improve the lives of the weaker members in the community;
    • want to minimize the damage caused to the environment and where possible help to restore the environment;
    • prioritize openness and transparency.
  3. As shareholders in the factory we make every effort to:

    • realize a collective vision for the future for the factory community in which everybody shares the benefits of the joint effort;
    • translate this vision for the future into concrete annual plans with measurable goals;
    • realize the appointment of a Fair Factory Council, in which representatives from the factory community are invited by the factory owners to jointly approve and evaluate the values, vision for the future and annual plans.

The Fair Factories

A Fair Factory is for the entire community. Through our investment in the factory, farmers, employees and other actors in the chain can increase their income.