The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC) has a staff of more than 120 experts in different fields who work from different directions and units to achieve the strategic and tactical objectives of the organization.
CLAC has representatives in almost all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean that have Fairtrade certified organizations, who are the closest supporters of the organizations of small producers and workers. They are grouped into 4 regional directorates (Central America and Mexico, Caribbean, Andean and Southern Cone) according to the country in which they work.
On a matrix approach, the regional directorates coordinate with the executive, commercial, operations and internal resources directorates in order to achieve greater efficiency in the implementation of services.
CLAC’s staff provides different services to organizations of Fairtrade smaill producers and workers in the following thematic areas: visibility of Fair Trade and its impact, market access opportunities, technical advice on standards compliance, sustainable production and organizational empowerment, environmental sustainability and resilience to climate change, human rights due diligence and promotion of social inclusion.
In CLAC we are committed to represent and strengthen Fairtrade organizations of small producers and workers in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting sustainable development and promoting their empowerment, self-management and human rights to achieve decent livelihoods. All this through the democratic and effective participation of its members, technical support, and advocacy in public policies, within the framework of compliance with applicable requirements and under the approach of continuous improvement of the quality management system, in order to develop activities that ensure the satisfaction of our membership.
Approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2019.
CLAC’s headquarters are located in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, in Colonia Escalon, calle Francisco Gavidia and Pasaje La Union, Block #155.