Thanks for visiting the Max Havelaar foundation (Fairtrade Netherlands) website.

Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade based on a partnership between producers and traders, businesses and consumers.

The Max Havelaar foundation is an independent non-profit organization that licenses use of the Fairtrade Certification Mark on products in the Netherlands in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards. Through national campaigns, we drive awareness of the importance of fair trade with businesses as well as consumers. Max Havelaar is part of a larger international movement and one of 19 national Fairtrade organizations covering 24 countries.

To read more about Fairtrade International, visit