Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Working with the Fairtrade Foundation
, churches can commit themselves to be Fairtrade Churches by promising to:
use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which you have responsibility
move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible
To register as a Fairtrade Church, visit the Fairtrade Foundation’s Fairtrade Church