Is Equal Exchange a non-profit?

No. Equal Exchange is a tax-paying, for-profit worker cooperative (one of the largest in the U.S.), with both inside and outside shareholders, and is controlled by its employees.

By generating a profit year after year, Equal Exchange as demonstrated that Fair Trade, and worker cooperatives, are viable, self-sustaining business models. Our financial structure, and the way we allocate revenue and income, may be the only one of its kind in the United States.