Lord Price Announced as Fairtrade Foundation’s New Chair of Trustees

Former Trade Minister and Managing Director of Waitrose Lord Mark Price has been announced as the new Chair of Fairtrade Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  In a move that will bolster Fairtrade’s future development and its authority within Retail and Government sectors Lord Price will take over the position in September 2018 from business strategy consultant Michael Jary who is retiring from the role, having completed his agreed five-year term. A keen champion of fairness within the workplace, Lord Price will bring his vision and experience of British retail to the…

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Stand for Fairness in This Year’s World Fairtrade Challenge and Beyond

From 11-13 May 2018, everyone is invited to join Fairtrade farmers, workers and supporters across the globe to make the case for more trade justice. In last year’s World Fairtrade Challenge more than 2 million participants in 43 countries gathered to celebrate the difference Fairtrade can make to farmers and workers worldwide. This year, Fairtrade supporters are coming together again to stand for fairness in global trade. Many farmers who produce the world’s food don’t earn enough to feed their own families. Fairtrade advocates for a system of global trade…

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UK consumers continue to embrace Fairtrade as market grows

UK shoppers continue to show their support for Fairtrade, with new independent sales figures revealing that retail sales for Fairtrade grew by 7% in 2017, alongside increased business engagement. The independent data from Kantar Worldpanel underline the extent to which the UK public continue to support Fairtrade. Volumes were also up, with a 2.5% growth in the 52 weeks ending 31 December 2017. The figures back up the findings of the Fairtrade Foundation, which show public support for Fairtrade at an all-time high. New data shows that 93% of people…

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Fairtrade Invites British Public to Come On In

Giant double doorway opens onto a banana washing station in rural Panama to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018. On the day new research reveals half of Brits are unaware of exploitation in the food chain, a giant double doorway opening onto a scene from a banana farm was unveiled on the Millennium Footbridge, London. The stunt marked the start of the Fairtrade Fortnight “Come On In” campaign, calling on the public to stand with farmers to close the door on exploitation and break the stranglehold of poverty prices.…

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My Favourite 10 Charity/Non-Profit/Ethical Campaigns of January 2018

These are my top 10 favourite Non-Profit, Ethical or Charity Campaigns of the previous Month. This Month – January 2018. There were some campaigns I really liked in January, I promise after this one we will go back t one Top 10 a month. 10. I was really impressed with the concept of ‘Hey Girls’, I hope to see more from them in the future and look foreard to seeing their next campaigns. Social Enterprise Launches To Tackle Period Poverty In The UK 9. Fairtrade Fortnight is an important event…

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