Thanks to the hard work by the volunteers at the Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough Campaign, Eastleigh Borough has achieved Fairtrade Status on 7th May 2015.
This is in recognition of the support obtained from faith groups, schools, businesses, organisations and individuals in promoting the Fairtrade message.
As part of the campaign, retailers had to pledge to sell more than four Fairtrade products and eateries had to serve Fairtrade tea and coffee.
The Fairtrade movement is internationally recognised as giving vital support for an increasing number of farmers in developing countries that are now selling their products on Fairtrade terms, bringing them a stable income, and the chance to trade their way out of poverty.
Today, more than 1.4 million people – farmers and workers – across more than 70 developing countries benefit from the international Fairtrade system.
The FAIRTRADE Mark
The FAIRTRADE Mark independently certifies that products meet economic, social and environmental standards. As such, it is the most widely recognised ethical mark worldwide.
For more information about the FAIRTRADE Mark and how to apply for Fairtrade status, visit Fairtrade.
For more information about how to get involved in the campaign and attending the official certificate presentation being held on 15 July, visit Eastleigh Borough Council: Fairtrade or contact Giles Gooding 023 8068 8274.
Fairtrade Status Celebration
The official celebration for becoming a Fairtrade Borough will be held at the Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough campaign AGM on Wednesday 15th July, 7pm for 7:30pm at Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House.