Established in November 2007 as an independent philanthropic entity, the Trafigura Foundation provides long-term funding and expertise to improve socio-economic conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. The Foundation pursues this mission by supporting programmes in the fields of Fair and Sustainable Employment and Clean and Safe Supply Chains.
The focus area “Fair and Sustainable Employment” promotes the creation of quality jobs and income generating opportunities for the most marginalised groups, with the ultimate aim of helping them live worthy, autonomous lives. We consider ‘fair and sustainable’ those job opportunities that are in line with international ethical principles of employment and provide adequate remuneration sufficient for workers to afford a respectable standard of living.
With the focus on “Clean and Safe Supply Chains” the Foundation aims at mitigating the social and environmental issues related to the sourcing of commodities, transportation and waste disposal. By “clean and safe” we understand those activities that eliminate health and safety risks along the supply chains, improving the resilience and living conditions of workers and communities impacted.