In March 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed Traidcraft's website for its supply chain policy and found that the company sold almost exclusively Fairtrade products.
It stated "We’ve been collaborating with most of our suppliers for many years, and we feel like we know them through and through. But still – it’s important to take a step back and regularly check that both Traidcraft and our suppliers keep adhering to fair trade principles. This verification is provided by the process of Fairtrade certification (mostly our food and drink items) or WFTO membership (this relates mostly to our handmade items). When we work with newer suppliers we always ask them to provide documented evidence of their adherence to fair trade principles, and we ask all of our direct suppliers (new and old) to check they comply with our fair trade principles on a rolling basis."
The company was also a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative - a multi-stakeholder initiative which worked with companies to improve workers' rights within supply chains.
The company received an exemption for having a turnover of under £10.2m with effective if not explicit practice of supply chain management.
As the company's products were exclusively certified fair trade or produced under fair trade conditions it received Ethical Consumer's best rating for its supply chain management policy.
www.traidcraftshop.co.uk (26 November 2019)