What Fairtrade does
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. Supporting the development of thriving farming and worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work.
What does the FAIRTRADE Mark mean?
It means buying products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, supporting farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities.
The Mark means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards .The standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community projects.
Farmer and worker organisations own 50% of the global Fairtrade system.
St Joseph’s RC High School supports Fairtrade within school, through different activities, lessons, and assemblies. The Fairtrade Steering Group consists of staff and pupil members, who promote and sell Fairtrade products throughout the year.
If pupils or staff want to be part of the FAIRTRADE Steering Group, please either see H Beckford, D Hancock or A Caldwell.
WANT TO BUY FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS?
There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products from coffee and tea to flowers and gold, so when you shop, look for the FAIRTRADE Mark