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We are a Fairtrade Students' Union and are proud to hold this status!

Fairtrade

The Fairtrade Foundation seeks to tackle the exploitation of workers in developing countries by giving consumers the opportunity to buy products that guarantee a better deal to the producers.

Bucks New University and Bucks Students’ Union 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.


High Wycombe is a Fairtrade Town

High Wycombe is now linked with the Fairtrade Town of Grecia in Costa Rica & promotes products from the regional organic Fairtrade producer cooperative - CoopeVictoria. There are five sepcfic goals that have to be met before the fairtrade status is granted by the fairtrade foundation. If you would like to find out more click here.

 

Facts and figures about Fairtrade 

Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.

 

Are you interested in Fairtrade? Do you want to make a difference in the local area? Become a part of our Environmental, Sustainability and Fairtrade Commitee today! Email volunteering@bucks.ac.uk for more information.