Latest news from the FairWild Foundation


Join FairWild @ BioFach 2017

Visit the FairWild Stand Hall 4-478! © FairWild FoundationFebruary 2017 - Are you attending BioFach 2017, in Nuremberg, Germany 15-18 February? Join us at the world's largest Organic trade fair!

Find out more about FairWild at our stand, Hall 4-478. Come and meet the FairWild team and stay for a cup of herbal tea (or coffee)!

Please also join us for our annual event in the Exhibitor Forum, on Friday 17th February, 12:00 - 13:45 PM (Prag, NCC Ost). At the event "FairWild Standard – sustainability solutions for wild-collected ingredients", we will look at how applying the FairWild Standard can support the development of sustainable value chains: in terms of traceability, product quality and safety and to support collection communities. Guest speakers from different FairWild value chains will share their experience and perspectives, followed by a facilitated discussion.

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In Memoriam - Klaus Dürbeck

Klaus Dürbeck (1956 - 2016)Founding Member of FairWild Foundation & Chair of the Board of Trustees

Director of Klaus Dürbeck Consulting

Passed away suddenly due to illness on 16 December 2016

With great sadness we announce the death of our President, Klaus Dürbeck. One of FairWild's founders, he was at the heart of our work with the FairWild Standard, and our vision and mission to provide a fair and sustainable future for wild plant resources and the people that depend on them.

With long experience and as a highly respected professional in the natural products sector, Klaus brought to FairWild a deep knowledge of the medicinal and aromatic plants industry, and a strongly held commitment to supporting the needs of entrepreneurs in developing countries. He was skilled at working with all stakeholders to create a vision of sustainable rural economic development and wild resource management.

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FairWild newsletter issue 7 - November 2016

Read issue 7 of the FairWild newsletter, November 2016. Available online here.

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FairWild Foundation Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet 

Zurich, September 2016 – FairWild Foundation is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of more than 1,000 member companies in 40 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
FairWild Foundation is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing the Swiss charity among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this nonprofit network through their annual contributions.

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FairWild Foundation publishes revisions to Labelling Rules and License Fee Charges

A alternative version of the FairWild Design Mark in circle format is provided in the FairWild Labelling Rules version 3.1Zurich, September 2016 - FairWild Foundation has today published an update to the FairWild Labelling Rules (version 3.1/2016), and revisions to the FairWild License Fee schedule (FairWild Trading Rules Annex 4, version 1st September 2016).

The revisions were carried out following feedback from certification scheme participants on the labelling rules, and a review of the license fee structure initiated by FairWild Foundation in 2015.

The updated FairWild Labelling Rules introduce a new version of the FairWild design mark in an alternative round format, which can be used in product packaging where a 1:1 ratio is desired. For Licensees that wish to use the existing oval format, no changes are required.

The Labelling Rules also allow the FairWild mark to be used as a white outline on a single colour dark background, including glass etching.

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