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Council seeking to retain Fairtrade City status

Published: 12:23 Friday 12 January 2018 The council has urged local residents to make a New Year’s resolution to purchase Fairtrade products during 2018 as part of their weekly shopping. Later this year the local authority will be submitting an application to retain the Fairtrade City status it secured last May, and it is appealing for the continued support of residents to achieve that goal. Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council’s Development Committee, explained: “Our award as a…

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Trouble’s brewing: Woodford Green church protests Sainsbury’s move away from Fairtrade | Latest Ilford News

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 November 2017 Rosaleen Fenton The parish of St. Thomas of Canterbury Archant A supermarket in Woodford Green has found itself in hot water with church parishioners over a cup of tea. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Following supermarket chain Sainsbury’s decision to ditch the Fairtrade Foundation mark from their tea, there has been growing unrest amongst supporters in the borough. Now at St Thomas…

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SystemDomain, Inc., Chicago based IT Services firm, Signs Strategic Partnership with PC Matic, leader in IT security. – Fairtrade News Today

SystemDomain has enhanced its product portfolio in Cyber Security and Risk Management by partnering with PC Matic. Understanding and evaluating risk means smarter decision-making in business. Once one have perspective on the risks one can modify your security program and make smart investment in the technology.” — Shubhi Garg, President CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, November 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — SystemDomain, Inc, a leading global information technology and consulting services company, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with…

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Dressmann to become retailer of Fairtrade cotton

29th November 2017, Billingstad Dressmann, one of the leading fashion chains for menswear in Northern Europe, is set to become the world’s biggest fashion retailer of Fairtrade certified cotton when it launches a new range of T-shirts, boxer shorts and socks. The company has also committed to source 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 in an effort to improve social and environmental conditions across its entire supply chain. Fairtrade cotton farmers in India will benefit from increased Fairtrade sales and plan…

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FSC secures Fairtrade accreditation deal

  The Fiji Sugar Corporation has been able to secure sugar sales utilizing the Fairtrade accreditation. Fiji’s Cane Producer’s Association, which is part of the sixty-six member grower associations that are affiliated to Fairtrade globally, was set up in 2012 to safeguard the interests ofsugar cane farmers in Fiji. Fiji, which is 100% Fairtrade Certified has been supplying to customers globally for the last two decades. FSC is primarily involved in the negotiation and sale of sugar. This Premium of…

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Growers benefit from smart Fairtrade deal

                Through smart negotiations and perseverance, FSC has been able to secure sugar sales utilizing theFairtrade accreditation. Fiji’s Cane Producer’s Association, which is part of the sixty-six member grower associations that are affiliated to Fairtrade globally, was set up in 2012 to safeguard the interests of sugar cane farmers in Fiji. Fairtrade was launched in the 1990s in several European markets. The main objective of the organizationwas to improve the position of small…

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Trouble’s brewing: Woodford Green church protests Sainsbury’s move away from Fairtrade – Latest Ilford News

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 November 2017 Rosaleen Fenton The parish of St. Thomas of Canterbury Archant A supermarket in Woodford Green has found itself in hot water with church parishioners over a cup of tea. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Following supermarket chain Sainsbury’s decision to ditch the Fairtrade Foundation mark from their tea, there has been growing unrest amongst supporters in the borough. Now at St Thomas…

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Limerick schools send the Fairtrade message in time for Christmas

Michelle Kelly, Thomond Community College, Moylish, who was winner of the senior section in the Fairtrade Christmas card competition Limerick primary and secondary school pupils are sending a special Christmas message to highlight fair trading practices between Ireland and developing countries. They have created a series of Christmas cards to mark the 12th anniversary of Fairtrade Limerick, which was established to ensures that producers in developing countries receive a fair price for their products. Cards were created by pupils of all…

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Have Fairtrade funds in Kenya been used well?

By PAUL REDFERNMore by this Author Questions have been raised about the management of an important Fairtrade Africa project in Kenya after an audit by a Nairobi-based firm. The issue was highlighted in the British newspaper Guardian, which said it had received a copy of the secret audit on the project by Clyde & Associates who were commissioned by the flower company Oserian to investigate possible misappropriation of funds. The investigators are reported to have looked into a raft of…

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Something for everyone at Clitheroe Fairtrade market

Published: 11:31 Tuesday 21 November 2017 Clitheroe Fairtrade Group is hosting its annual Fairtrade market at The Grand in Clitheroe this Saturday. This annual pre-Christmas event has proved to be very popular in the town with people of all ages by offering something for everyone. Clitheroe’s The Grand. At the market, there will be stalls selling a selection of Fairtrade certified foods, together with fairly-traded handcrafted gifts, decorations, cards, jewellery and accessories, all produced in the developing world. This year…

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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Swindon’s ethical firms

Swindon’s ethical organisations – large and small – are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for the workplace and raising awareness of ethical trade issues amongst their staff, customers and peers. The awards are free to enter and will culminate in a high-profile ceremony in March next…

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Camborne School of Mines pioneers ‘Fairtrade’ model for ethically, sustainably resourced raw materials

VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – A team of researchers at the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines, based in Cornwall, the UK, are pioneering the development of a ‘Fairtrade’ model for ethically and sustainably resourcing raw materials that are crucial in the manufacturing of next generation technologies. The research highlights ethical sourcing of materials for modern technology, and has identified methods to predict the environmental and social cost of resourcing new deposits of rare earth minerals used in the production of…

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Fairtrade triumph for area celebrated – The Galloway Gazette

Published: 08:09 Friday 10 November 2017 The award of coveted Fairtrade Zone status to Dumfries and Galloway was this week being hailed as a huge success for the area. The granting of the internationally-recognised and respected designation comes after a decade of effort and is being celebrated by South of Scotland MSP Colin Smyth, Chairperson of the Dumfries and Galloway Regional Fairtrade Steering Group. He has now tabled a motion of congratulations to that group and others in the area…

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