BENZ - Fairtrade
This stands for 100% fair-produced sports equipment in which all Fairtrade conditions and rules are met 100%. Through physical traceability, we guarantee continuous compliance with the social, economic and ecological criteria and standards associated with the Fairtrade product seal.
BENZ - FAIRTRADE-FLO-ID: 41126
For us, fairness in sport begins with the manufacture of our balls.
We at BENZ-Sport would like to meet our responsibility as a manufacturer and dealer even more with the Fairtrade label. For this reason we are gradually changing our ball production. With the Fairtrade label, we support decent working conditions and fair prices for workers in the manufacturing countries. It is important to us that, through the Fairtrade label, we not only improve working conditions in production, but also help to enable people to have a better life.
What does the Fairtrade label at BENZ stand for?
The Fairetrade label identifies products whose manufacture complies with certain social, ecological and economic criteria. It stands for fairly grown and traded products in which all components of the product are 100 percent manufactured and traded under fair trade conditions. This means that all products and supply chains are physically traceable.
This is the starting shot for our new Fairtrade product world and philosophy for which we will stand up. With our first Fairtrade balls, we are starting to do our part for the workers in the producing countries.
Become part of it by choosing our Fairtrade products - together for a fairer and better world.
It's a fair deal - Fairtrade at BENZ
In a nutshell: What you can expect in this article
What is Fairtrade?
Until today, a large part of the world's population, especially in developing and emerging countries, earns its living in agriculture and in the processing of products. Small farmers and small businesses in particular are suffering from the pressure of international trade and increasing climate change.
This is where Fairtrade helps: thanks to Fairtrade, producers - from the raw material to the end product - can gain more influence and receive better and more appropriate remuneration for their work and products. They can also join together in organizations, make joint purchases and thus increase their crop yields and production.
Along the entire value chain, Fairtrade has set itself the task of improving business practices, so the traders who sell Fairtrade products also support Fairtrade's objectives and standards
By purchasing a certified Fairtrade product, you are supporting this organization and ensuring that the people who produce your Fairtrade balls and sports equipment can continue to work and live under fair conditions.
How does Fairtrade improve people's lives?
Fairtrade is first and foremost a social label: the basis of Fairtrade standards is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons. Violations of the standards in factories and companies must be remedied immediately. This is not just about improving the current situation, but also about medium-term and long-term measures: It is about sustainable development to counteract poverty in these countries and to secure jobs. The social and economic situation of small farmers and workers should be improved in the long term.
What other advantages does Fairtrade offer?
Fairtrade also offers a great advantage for the environment: Fairtrade focuses on the common responsibility for our planet, also because the increasing climate change is a big problem for people in developing and emerging countries. On the one hand, Fairtrade supports producers in adapting to the effects of climate change and, on the other hand, works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all production. At the same time, pesticides that are particularly harmful to the environment and people are banned.
In addition, Fairtrade promotes social awareness among people in industrialized countries, the awareness that one can ensure with one's own purchases that people along the value chain are treated fairly and paid fairly.
Even though Fairtrade is primarily a social label, it also promotes organic farming by encouraging farmers and producers to switch to organic farming and production.
What is fair about BENZ balls?
BENZ's Fairtrade products have been produced 100% under the conditions and rules of Fairtrade, which means that from the raw material to the finished end product, Fairtrade standards are met. This includes minimum prices and premiums, regulated working conditions, prohibition of exploitative child labor, prohibition of hazardous pesticides and environmentally friendly cultivation and processing and proof of the flow of goods and money as well as transparent trade relations.
You can find our Fairtrade articles in the following categories:
If you haven't found the right Fairtrade article for your sport yet, feel free to have a look around our store. If you have any questions or need advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.