There are strict guidelines to make sure that these premiums are used properly and only for projects that directly benefit workers, their immediate families and the local communities. An elected Joint Body (JB) is formed to ensure that these funds are managed in accordance with the Fairtrade standards and Waridi Farm is strictly audited to these standards before receiving certification.
The Premiums received by the JB can only assist Waridi
workers through proposed projects communally or individually but no cash is
allowed to be distributed directly. These projects have to first be approved
by the JB and then by the Company employees collectively. In most instances
there is a cost sharing basis to each project; either by the individual or
from Waridi Farm.
The Waridi JB have established a constitution that provides concrete guidelines for the correct usage of these premiums.
In 2007 Max Havelaar changed to Fairtrade Label Organisation (FLO). At this time the Waridi JB created new standards, rules and regulations based on FLO standards.