Buckinghamshire New University is a Fairtrade University and we are proud to hold this status. Being a Fairtrade University means that we serve Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits in our catering outlets, ensure our merchandise is Fairtrade and we recognise and host events during Fairtrade Fortnight.
What is Fairtrade?
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.
What Fairtrade does
Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. They do this by changing the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.
We are proud to be a Fairtrade Students' Union and you can see the full criteria for what makes us a Fairtrade organisation, on the Fairtrade website.
Fairtrade SMART Goals
Fairtrade Impact Report
We also have a Fairtrade Policy in place, which you can find in the 'Central Services' section, highlighting the importance of using Fairtrade products within the university and how we will further promote the campaign amongst the student and staff body.
Are you interested in Fairtrade? Do you want to make a difference in the local area? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.