According to a report by Bloomberg News, Fairtrade International (FLO) CEO Rob Cameron has resigned. FLO is the largest certification system for Fair Trade products worldwide, accounting for around 80-90% of global retail sales of Fair Trade products. No reasons have been published yet explaining Cameron’s departure.
The Fair Trade movement is in a time of monumental change, as the U.S. branch of FLO, Fair Trade USA, is splitting from FLO as of January 1, 2012. Discussion has flourished about the direction of Fair Trade, amidst many opportunities and challenges.