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Fairtrade response to Aldis support for the Fruit and Veg pledge

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the news that Aldi has become the first retailer to sign up to the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) initiative aiming to protect and grow UK growers.  

Fairtrade Foundation sets out five point agenda to reduce poverty through trade

Trade is a blunt tool that can harm as well as help poverty reduction, the Fairtrade Foundation warns in a new briefing paper published today.

Fairtrade Foundation welcomes new supply chain transparency requirement

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes the UK Government’s decision to introduce the new Transparency in Supply Chains requirement for any company with a turnover of £36 million or more. This move means that more than 12,000 companies will fall under the new legislation from October, forcing them to prove what they are doing to stop slavery and trafficking in their supply chains. This in effect will create a groundswell of change in how businesses recognise and respond to issues of slavery and forced labour in supply chains.

Give a red card to unfair pay for football workers says Fairtrade

As the Euro 2016 comes to an end and the Homeless World Cup 2016 players prepare to take to the pitch in Glasgow for the Homeless World Cup, the Fairtrade Foundation called for fair play ideals to be mirrored by fair pay for those who ensure the game can be played - the workers in Pakistan and elsewhere that make their living by making the balls on which the beautiful game relies.

Fairtrade Foundation Annual Report 2015 to 2016

Thanks to new partnerships with Mars Chocolate UK, Transport for London, UK retailers and other businesses, farmers are benefitting from increased market opportunities and tailored programmes which are driving greater impact in thousands of communities, the Fairtrade Foundation’s Annual report, ‘Our Impact Story 2015-2016’, published today, 20 July 2016, reveals.    

Queen award

Today, 14 July 2016, the Fairtrade Foundation will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2016 by Her Majesty The Queen at a reception in Buckingham Palace.

Government urged to take control of food farming and fisheries

Fairtrade joins over 80 organisations in signing a letter to David Davis and Theresa May to stress the important implications of Brexit on food and farming. With many of the UK’s food and farming policies and subsidies being defined at EU level, the UK government now has an opportunity to reshape these to ensure that taxpayers money is spent for public good.

Argos Leads the Way by Offering Fairtrade Gold Wedding Rings

Argos will be the first UK high street retailer online to launch Fairtrade gold rings in stores nationwide.

School uniforms

In response to the latest supermarket price war, as retailers battle to offer parents ever cheaper school uniforms, the Fairtrade Foundation urges shoppers and businesses to make sure it is not the poorest who pay the price for our bargains.