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Enfield celebrates regaining Fairtrade status

Published Monday, 13 October 2014

Enfield Council announced this week that it has been officially reaccredited as a Fairtrade Borough, the council first became Fairtrade friendly in 2008, and has been supporting the movement ever since.

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Fairtrade benefits the producers of goods and food, such as farmers and workers in the developing world, and subsequently guarantees them a better deal whilst offering better products for consumers. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.

It’s about 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.

In assessing Enfield’s application for reaccreditation. The Fairtrade Foundation noted that Enfield is continuing to develop stronger links with schools and acknowledged the promotion work it is doing in libraries and public places to Fairtrade. The Fairtrade Steering Group has been supported by officers from Scrutiny services in this process.

Enfield Council currently sells Fairtrade chocolate, coffee, juices and fruits in its canteen.

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Enfield Council’s Cabinet member for Finance said “Enfield Council has for a number of years, strongly supported the principles behind the Fairtrade ethos.

“Farmers in some of the world’s poorest countries get a good price for their crops and labour, and we get high quality products, it’s a win win situation.

“Its fantastic news to hear we have been reaccredited as a Fairtrade borough and we look forward to working with our partners to encourage even more businesses to sign up.”

For more information about Fairtrade go to: Link

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