The third conversation in our Fairtrade chat series takes place between our Director of Cut Flower Operations, Tyler Paterson, and Marcus Bustamante, Sales Manager at Ponte Tresa.
Ponte Tresa is located in Ecuador, in the Cayambe region. Since 1985, they have grown flowers in a culture based on social and environmental concern that eventually prompted them to become Fairtrade Certified.
With help from their Fairtrade funds, they have been able to develop local schools, medical benefits services, a house crediting and a basic food program. Fairtrade has also ensured that the standards for the chemicals they use in their greenhouses are high, which has had positive effects on the environment.
Watch our IGTV to see what Fairtrade means to Ponte Tresa, its workers and the community!
Learn more by visiting our Fairtrade page under the Fresh Flowers tab on our website and keep an eye out for more Fairtrade content! #FSliving #everystemmatters