Vision Technologies Corporation
Vision has been Fairtrade certified since 2002. Fairtrade certification means that on top of stable prices, the company is paid a Fairtrade Premium – additional funds to invest in social or economic development projects. The use of this Fairtrade Premium money is decided upon democratically by the workers and stitchers themselves according to their needs.
Projects carried out with Fairtrade Premium money include:
- Water Purification – Workers, stitchers, their families and the entire community have access to clean, filtered drinking water through a Fairtrade premium project. A water treatment plant has been installed that is the sole source of clean drinking water within a 20 kilometer radius.
- Free Pick & Drop – Workers and stitchers are provided free pick up and drop off services to and from work, giving them safe transportation and saving them time and money.
- Basic Health Insurance – Through Fairtrade premium money the joint body has hired doctors and acquired medical supplies for regular check-ups, as well as emergency medical treatment for workers.
- A not for profit convenience store for the local community where the workers and their families can buy basic goods at reasonable prices.