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A Fairtrade borough

Fairtrade logo 2015

Southwark is a Fairtrade borough, meaning that the council and members of the community will commit to coming together and will promote the use and sale of Fairtrade products.

Meet Fairtrade cocoa farmers from Ghana

Southwark Council
Tuesday 7 March
3.30pm
160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QH
Room 519

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and what better way to celebrate than to come along and meet two cocoa farmers from Ghana. Linda Berchie and Victoria Boakyewaa make their first visit to the UK to share their stories of cocoa farming and how membership of Kuapa Kokoo who own 44 per cent of the Divine Chocolate Company has empowered them to gain the necessary skills, confidence and influence to succeed in their industry. Please email: faizal.hakim@southwark.gov.uk if you will be attending.

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about giving better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade to farmers and workers who grow our produce. By buying Fairtrade products you will help support small scale farmers and workers improve their lives and communities.  

What can you do?

Residents

Look out for the Fairtrade Mark when you are shopping or eating out or request for Fairtrade products to be stocked in your shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Businesses

Get involved by selling Fairtrade products, or by using Fairtrade products in your workplace. The Fairtrade Foundation provides information on how to become a Fairtrade business. Businesses can get involved by becoming a Fairtrade licensee allowing you to use the Fairtrade Mark on:  

  • Products certified in accordance with Fairtrade Standards
  • Promotional materials to encourage people to buy Fairtrade products

For more information on how to become a Fairtrade licensee please click here

Fairtrade products are currently being sold in a number of Southwark stores as detailed in the Southwark Fairtrade Directory. If you want to be included in this directory, please email Ros Coffey.

Schools and other educational establishments

The Fairtrade Foundation provide packs for schools to be used in classes or assemblies. Schools can also become an official Fairtrade school. Schools can get involved by registering on the Fairtrade website.

What is Fairtrade?Fairtrade Foundation website for further information about Fairtrade.

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