The Stellar workforce benefits directly from sales of fairly-traded wine and grapes. The Stellar Empowerment Trust (SET) is the organization that manages the income derived from Fair Trade sales and serves as a forum for workers to identify their needs. This is done through the democratically elected Joint Body, the executive arm of the Trust. SET is the owner of a 26% shareholding in the winery and the workers are the Trust’s beneficiaries.
Development projects designed to improve the quality of workers’ lives and benefit surrounding communities are managed by the non-profit Stellar Foundation. The Foundation serves as the entity through which all social responsibility activities of the Stellar group of companies takes place. For a more detailed explanation of SET and the Foundation, click below.