Bostock New Zealand is proud to be Fair Trade certified
Bostock New Zealand has held Fair Trade certification since 2019, and before this, we held the Fair for Life certification (2012-2019). Our Fair Trade certification is independently audited each year by SCS Global Services. SCS ensures we meet the Fair Trade Agricultural Production standards according to a continuous improvement system.
Bostock New Zealand receives funds from the sale of our organic apples overseas, which is used to fund socially responsible projects that benefit workers, local communities, and the environment. Learn more about our most recent Fair Trade and Fair for Life projects below.
Wet Weather Gear Project (NZ)
Bostock New Zealand’s permanent orchard staff members are given a top-quality Stoney Creek Wet Weather gear set after their first six months of employment to keep our workers dry during those rainy days.
Molemap Project (NZ)
The Fair Trade Committee agreed on funding regular molemap checks for Bostock New Zealand’s permanent staff members given our workers are working outdoors and exposed to the strong New Zealand sun.
Nalalawa Village Water Project (Fiji)
The villagers of Nalalawa was faced with a sever water shortage after the village was affected by El Niño. A total of 250 people were desperately seeking for funding to help with access to clean drinking water. In this project, the Fair Trade funds went towards purchasing build materials to develop a pressure pump system to restore the village’s freshwater sources.
Building a Bridge in Natokalau Village (Fiji)
After repeated flooding issues from an overflowing stream through the Natokalau village, water would rise so high that children weren’t able to get to and from school during heavy rainfall periods. This Faire Trade project allowed us to help the Natokalau villagers to rebuild a connecting bridge that crossed a stream with a more robust structure to withstand any future floods.
Taviya Village Washroom Project (Fiji)
Destroyed by cyclone Winston in 2016, the villagers were left without properly functioning public washrooms (bathroom and toilet facilities) in the village hall. To support access to basic washroom facilities and to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria amongst the villagers, our Fair Trade Funds were directed to repairing and rebuilding the washroom facilities.
Vagadaci Village Hall (Fiji)
This Fair Trade project saw us help to rebuild the culturally and politically significant village space, the Vagadaci Village Hall which was destroyed during a natural disaster. The Hall was a centre point for village meetings, traditional and cultural gatherings, educational purposes, government programmes and ministerial trainings, which made the rebuild incredibly improtant. We worked closely with the villagers as well as with other Fijian businesses to finance and gather required building materials.
Volcanic Eruption Project (Indonesia)
This Fair Trade project helped us to fund the building of temporary and permanent housing for those villagers affected by the volcanic eruption in Eastern Java 2021.
Green Village Project (Bali)
This Fair Trade project focused on funding a variety of projects in Bali. Parts of the funds were directed to children’s educational and recreational activities that carried an important cultural significance to a lot of villagers but were unfortunately too expensive for a lot of families to afford. Funds were also directed to plastic recycling, rubbish collection and native planting projects that supported larger land areas to be cleaned up and people getting educated on the importance of environmental preservation including maintaining clean waterways. We also channelled some of the funds towards building a much more reliable internet connection in schools.
English Classes for Indonesian RSE workers (NZ)
Our Indonesian RSE workers had requested help with their basic English language skills. The Fair Trade Committee worked closely with Bostock, English Language Partners Hawke’s Bay and the Indonesian Community (KAMIBAY) and funded 97 Indonesians’ language classes and helped them to obtain English language certificates while working in New Zealand.