Keele awarded Fairtrade university status


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Posted on 10 May 2011

Keele University has successfully maintained its Fairtrade University status following a review by the Fairtrade Foundation.

The University has achieved its Fairtrade status by meeting all five goals of the Fairtrade Foundation. It first gained this status in 2008.

All coffee and black tea served at University meetings and in retail outlets across the campus is Fairtrade, and there are more than 50 different Fairtrade products being used and sold across the campus.

Keele's Fairtrade status will next be reviewed in 2013 and a continued commitment has been made to supporting Fairtrade consumption and awareness raising events.

In its feedback report the Fairtrade Foundation said: "We are delighted to renew Keele University's Fairtrade Status and thank you for your continuing hard work and support. Keele University is clearly committed to Fairtrade, and this show in your success in upholding and surpassing the five goals."

Susan Warrender, head of catering and retail at Keele, said: "We recognise our role within the wider world in bringing about fairness in terms of prices, working conditions, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries. The use and promotion of Fairtrade products is a simple but effective way for us to help achieve this."

For more information about Fairtrade at Keele see http://www.keele.ac.uk/studyatkeele/tastekeele/fairtrade/


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