Salisbury – Fairtrade City
Salisbury was first granted Fairtrade City Status in July 2008 and successfully renewed the status in March 2010.
Locally, over 60 organisations, including shops, office, cafes, schools leisure facilities and churches use or sell Fairtrade products.
By buying Fairtrade products people are directly helping producers and workers in developing countries receive better pay and conditions. This has an impact on the wider community and can lead to better water supplies, schooling and healthcare. More information about how this works can be found on the Fairtrade Foundation website.
Your organisation can help reverse global poverty by supporting Fairtrade. By switching to Fairtrade you’ll show you respect human rights and value the people who manufacture and supply the products you use.
The principles of Fair Trade include:
- Establishing a Fair Price
- Fair Labour Conditions
- Direct Trade, to make sure profits are shared with farmers
- Democratic and Transparent Organisations and corporations
- Community Development
- Environmental Sustainability
By switching to Fairtrade you can ensure that discrimination against vulnerable workers around the world will be greatly decreased and we can look to a brighter future with a vision of equality.
Salisbury City Council has committed to support the local Fairtrade Group in retaining Fairtrade City status for Salisbury.
Becoming a Fairtrade City is an incredible achievement and represents a huge milestone on our Fairtrade journey, however it is only the beginning and it is important that the campaign continues to gain momentum and understanding is increased across the community.
Renewal is required one year after status is achieved and following that, once every two years.
As part of the renewal process, the local Fairtrade directory needs to be updated. If your organisation uses or sells Fairtrade products it would be much appreciated if you could contact click here and complete a short questionnaire.
Further information regarding Fairtrade can be found at www.fairtrade.org.uk