Fairtrade America Partners With Five Certified Brands to Encourage Consumers to Shop and Entertain Ethically This Holiday Season – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

Endangered Species Chocolate, Navitas Organics, Conscious Step, Fran’s Chocolates, and Kicking Horse Coffee to gift top-selling holiday favorites to three lucky shoppers this November WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /CSRwire/ –  Fairtrade America is the U.S. member organization of Fairtrade International, an independent, third party certification that betters the lives of farmers and workers in developing countries. Today, the U.S. organization announced it has partnered with five licensees to encourage ethical gift giving and entertaining this holiday season. According to the National…

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Peterborough has been recognised as a Fairtrade city

Peterborough has been granted Fairtrade city status after an eight year campaign. For towns, boroughs and cities to receive this status, they must first draw an action plan and meet five goals to be recognised as a Fairtrade city. The group had to prove rigorously their effect and change for fair-trade across the city including: having council representation, having the council pass a motion to support Fairtrade, inclusion of schools and faith groups promoting Fair Trade. A number of shopping…

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Kenyan growers split on coffee ‘fairtrade’ dividends

By PATRICK MBATARUMore by this Author More than 30 years ago, pro-farmer programmes started initiatives called fairtrade to force multinationals and consumers see the plight of producers. Farmers are required to meet certain conditions, such as being in a cooperative society, which enforces quality standards. These changes are driven by highly informed consumers in the West who demand to know how the coffee they drink is produced and who are ready to pay more. This extra coin is supposed to…

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Fairtrade Premium Management Committee commissions Ghc 432k classroom facility for ‘B’ Akoto Basic School

General News of Friday, 18 October 2019 Source: Michael Oberteye 2019-10-18 The facility was inaugurated by the Coop of UK The Fairtrade Premium Management Committee of the Volta River Estates Limited (VREL) on Tuesday commissioned a three unit classroom block for the ‘B’ Akoto Basic School at Senchi in the Eastern region. The construction of the facility, inaugurated by the Coop of UK, a British consumer co-operative, followed persistent appeals by the headmistress of the school for a JHS block…

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St John’s Catholic Primary School’s tip to Fairtrade

More than 160 pupils at St John’s Catholic Primary School in Camborne have dressed up to form the shape and colour of the Fairtrade logo in celebration of the foundation’s 25th anniversary. Camborne achieved Fairtrade status ten years ago and was chosen as the only south west venue for the national celebration. St John’s has been supporting Fairtrade since 2014, two other nearby primary schools are working towards official recognition and many local businesses and organisations publicly support the Fairtrade…

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Orkney awarded fairtrade accolade – The Orcadian Online

newsAugust 1, 2019 at 4:10 pm Orkney recently renewed its fairtrade status, and has now been named Fairtrade Community of the Month. Orkney has been named Fairtrade Community of the Month by the The Fairtrade Foundation. The national independent certification body has awarded Orkney the accolade for August, out of the 635 Fairtrade communities – towns, cities, zones and islands –  in the UK, and 2,195 worldwide. All share a commitment to promoting Fairtrade in their local businesses, in churches and…

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Fairtrade New Zealand Launches Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Friday, 2 August 2019, 1:12 pmPress Release: Fairtrade Fairtrade New Zealand Launches Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 August 2, 2019: Fairtrade New Zealand has today announced the launch of its 2019 Fairtrade Fortnight initiative (August 2–15), driving awareness to support, protect and empower farmers and workers in developing countries around the world. The initiative, now in its 14th year, helps Kiwis be alert to what they purchase, as well as serving as a reminder of their power as a consumer – to…

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