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Strath Union and Strathclyde University are Fairtrade-recognised institutions. 

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is a globally recognised movement that makes trade fair. Fairtrade ensures farmers and workers in developing countries receive fair prices for their goods while safeguarding their right to decent working conditions. In doing so, the Fairtrade movement is committed to making a meaningful difference to peoples lives by protecting rights, facilitating empowerment, resolving injustices and promoting sustainable practices.

How do we support and promote Fairtrade?

As both a University and a Students’ Union, we made a commitment to Fairtrade in 2020 by becoming a Fairtrade University. In partnership with the University, we acknowledge the importance of supporting the Fairtrade movement, its fundamental principles and future ambitions.

Collaborating with the University, we strive to:

  • Use and sell Fairtrade products, food and beverages on campus for both students and staff to enjoy.

  • Ensure Fairtrade merchandise and advertisement is displayed across campus.  

  • Educate and raise awareness of the Fairtrade movement and our involvement in it to students and staff.

  • Promote Fairtrade and Sustainability throughout the year by running campaigns and holding events such as Fairtrade Fortnight.

How can you support Fairtrade as a Strathclyde Student?

There are many ways you can support Fairtrade as a student. You can:

  • Commit to purchasing Fairtrade products, food and beverages in the Union and on Campus. 

  • Volunteer and participate in Fairtrade Fortnight 

  • Start the first-ever Strathclyde Fairtrade Society! 

For further information on Fairtrade, here are some useful links:

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