FAQ

F: What is Green Sourcing?

A: Green Sourcing means the purchasing of products and services which take into consideration of the environmental factors..

F: What is Sustainable Development?

A: Sustainable development refers to 'development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The three interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development are economic development, social development, and environmental protection.

F: Are Green products more expensive than the conventional products?

A: They are not necessarily more expensive than the conventional products if we consider the total costs of producing the products. The total costs include the purchase price as well as the running costs which are incurred from the usage of energy . The cost of producing conventional products have adverse impact on the environment. Hence, it is incorrect that we just consider the purchase price and ignore the total costs of the products. The total cost of green products is therefore smaller than the total cost of conventional products.

F: What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Fair Trade organisations (backed by consumers) are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade". (Source: European Fair Trade Association)