The University and USSU were recognized for committing to source and promote Fairtrade products
Small-scale producers often cannot compete with large, subsidized companies who can afford to sell commodities at much lower prices. Fairtrade ensures workers and farmers in developing countries are paid sustainable prices which are never lower than the market price, sets environmental standards, and requires companies to pay an additional Fairtrade Premium. The workers’ communities are empowered to invest this in the business or community project of their choice.
The accreditation asks specifically for partnerships between universities and students' unions, and is awarded on 5 goals;
The policy statement and University's achievements will be reviewed annually and reported on to the Fairtrade Foundation. There is also a commitment to make Fairtrade Foundation materials available, particularly in catering and retail outlets, and to run events during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Look out for campaigning & events run during Fairtrade Fortnight, 25th Feb - 10th March 2019.
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