Goal 3

Local work places and community organisations (places of worship, schools, universities, colleges and other community organisations) support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible. Populations over 100,000 will also need a flagship employer.

Meeting Goal 3 – requirements

  1. Workplaces

Local workplaces that cannot support the campaign by selling Fairtrade products get involved by making Fairtrade products available to staff and clients

A flagship employer is required for populations over 100,000 people and a recommended asset for any Fairtrade City

  1. Places of Worship

Places of worship representing the religious make-up of the community promote Fairtrade to worshippers and use Fairtrade when refreshments are served. Suggested target: 50% of churches and a representative number of other faiths.

  1. Primary and secondary schools

Teachers and pupils learn about Fairtrade leading to Fairtrade products being used whenver possible in school (staff room, canteen, tuck shop). Suggested target: 30% of schools.

  1. Universities and colleges

Students and staff promote Fairtrade and Fairtrade products are available in campus cafes, shops and vending machines.

  1. Other community organisations

Clubs, societies, voluntary organisations and interest groups support Fairtrade and choose Fairtrade when refreshments are served.

Developing Goal 3 – supporters can also:

  • Choose representatives to sit on the steering group and contribute ideas and energy to take the local campaign forward. Their knowledge and contacts can help the steering group reach other businesses and community organsiations.
  • Take the commitment further by working towards Fairtrade School, University, College, Church or Synagogue status in their own right.
  • Increase the range and availability of Fairtrade products on offer to staff, students or members.
  • Promote Fairtrade and the campaign through posters and leaflets, internal newsletters and staff emails.
  • Organise events internally to encourage staff, students and members to make their own personal commitment to Fairtrade.
  • Play a part in developing Fairtrade locally by organising or getting involved in public events especially during Fairtrade Fortnight.