The SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne sets another example in the area of sustainability and relies on bananas from the Fairtrade production certified by Max Havelaar. In Switzerland, the Fairtrade label is only awarded to products that are produced according to strict social and ecological criteria and are traded fairly.
The main tasks of the Max Havelaar Foundation are the creation of market access as well as information and awareness-raising work. Fairtrade also pursues a holistic approach in which, in addition to the requirements for sustainable cultivation, the democratic organisation of producers and fair trade are central. The foundation is a member of "Fairtrade International" and follows international Fairtrade standards.
The foundation is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1992 by the five Swiss relief organizations Brot für alle, Caritas, Fastenopfer, Helvetas and Swissaid.