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Mahjong Junior is manufactured by a member of the (WFTO) World Fair Trade Organization.   The WFTO is an organization whose main goal is to reduce world poverty through Fair Trade.  By purchasing Mahjong Junior you are helping the world become a better place.

The principles below were created as a guideline to uphold Fair Trade.

Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers:  Poverty reduction through trade is a key part of the organization's aims.  Through the promotion of enabling self-sufficiency and ownership workers rise from poverty.

Transparency and Accountability:  The organization is accountable to all its workers and respects confidentiality.  The organization finds appropriate, participatory ways to involve employees, members, and producers in its decision-making processes.     

Trading Practices:  The organization trades with concern for the social, economic and environmental well-being of small producers and does not maximize profit at their expense.  Product quality and safety are monitored and ensured. 

Payment of a Fair Price:  A fair price for all participants; producers, suppliers, and end-users.  Fair pay means provision of fair and equal pay for men and women.  Fair Trade organizations support producers to enable them to set a fair price.

Child Labor and Forced Labor: The organization ensures that there is no forced labor in its workforce.  Any involvement of children in the production of Fare Trade products (including learning a traditional art or craft} is always disclosed and monitored closely.

Non-Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association:  The organization does not discriminate in hiring, renumeration, access to training, promotions, termination, or retirement based on race, economic or social status, national origin,religion,disability, gender, sexual orientation, union memenbrship, political affiliation, health, or age. 

Working Conditions:  The organization provides a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and/or its members.

Capacity Building:    The organization seeks to increase positive developmental impacts for small producers through Fair Trade.  The WFTO promotes activities to improve individual and company management skills, production capabilities and access to markets.  

Promotion of Fair Trade:  The organization raises awareness of  the aim of Fair Trade and the need for Fair Trade in world trade. 

Environment: Fair Trade manufacturers maximize the use of raw materials from sustainably managed sources in their ranges, buying locally when possible.  They use energy saving and renewable energy technology for production. They minimize waste and are careful of any impact their production might have on the environment. The WFTO manufacturers use recycled or easily biodegradable materials for packaging wherever possible.