While Fairtrade offers incremental benefits to Sri Lankan tea plantation workers, they are put place in estates that have high standards in the first place. This then begs the question on if a voluntary process can reach workers who are more disadvantaged. Additionally, in order to go further on the ambitions of the certification to create better environment for establishing a living wage for example will require greater efforts and engagement.


Fernando, K., & Siegmann, K. A. (2017). Dividends from fairtrade: can compliance lead to better working conditions for Sri Lankan workers?. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/103214