G for Great Job! Germany’s pioneering Fair Trade Organisation celebrates 40th year



G wie… Geburtstagsgrüße! WFTO congratulates GEPA on its 40th birthday. WFTO President Rudi Dalvai extends warm wishes to GEPA on its anniversary in May. "On behalf of WFTO, I wish you and your team a lot of dynamism, enthusiasm and creativity to continue your excellent work that you have been doing in the last 40 years,  which is giving support to marginalised producers, and contributing to your own country."

The celebration will take place in GEPA’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, on 22 May 2015. Producer partners from around the world, suppliers from Germany, customers such as the world shops, shareholders and Fair Trade partners will attend the event, which will be marked with speeches, a tour around the historic building of GEPA that includes a look at a compilation of wishes and expectations from costumers for GEPA’s next 40 years, and music.    

GEPA (Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Partnershaft mit der Dritten Welt mbH or Society for the Promotion of Partnership with the Third World in English) is Germany’s oldest and largest Fair Trade Organisation, and Europe’s largest importer of fairly traded food and crafts products from developing countries. GEPA is also one of the founding members of WFTO.

Visit GEPA’s website to learn more about their work, products and celebration https://www.gepa.de/