Adopt a policy
Show your support for Fair Trade by adopting a Fair Trade policy for your business.
A bigger gesture than just stocking a couple of products – adopting a policy will help you motivate staff, stand out from the crowd, and of course, keep your customers happy.
FAIR TRADE POLICY
We the undersigned commit to making Fair Trade part of our business practice.
We confirm that (if not applicable write N/A):We have decided that this business will support, promote and use Fair Trade products.
- We have appointed a Co-ordinator who is responsible for our Fair Trade policy.
- Staff understand the meaning of Fair Trade, recognise the benefits that it brings to producers and are aware of the range of Fair Trade products available.
- Staff have access to Fair Trade refreshments (tick where appropriate)
Kitchens are stocked with Fair Trade tea and coffee
Vending machines stock Fair Trade drinks and snack bars
The cafeteria serves Fair Trade tea, coffee and snacks
- Fair Trade tea and coffee is available in meetings and offered to visitors.
- When booking outside venues we always request Fair Trade refreshments.
- Communications materials (promotional materials including website, leaflets, newsletters, menu, annual report and in-house publications) run a feature on Fair Trade.
- We will celebrate and promote Fair Trade at least once a year. For example in Fairtrade Fortnight we will hold a stall or put up posters.
- Our retail range offers customers a choice of Fair Trade product lines (at least 3 and including tea and coffee). Please detail:
Going the extra mile for Fair Trade (optional):
- Resources on Fair Trade will be collected and stored for anyone who is interested in learning more.
- We will send a representative to our local Fair Trade steering group when possible.
- We are looking at other ways to introduce or extend Fair Trade into our business practice, such as a greater range of food products or uniforms. Please detail:
- Adding a note to your company Email signature to raise awareness
- A stall selling products in the foyer
- A Fair trade dish on the menu (why not combine with local produce?)
- An employee arranges a quiz or gives a talk at a local school or group
- We suggest you send a copy of your policy to your local Fair Trade Steering Group.
- They could mention you in the local Fair Trade guide, or you could be a flagship employer and help your town get Fair Trade status
- Write a press release to tell local people or your sector about your policy
- Tell people on your website
- Mention your policy in your Annual Report and if you have any corporate social responsibility documents or triple bottom line accounting
Organisation Director ______________________(print name)
Fair Trade Co-ordinator ______________________ (print name)
Number of staff:
Ways to celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight could include:
This will help you keep enthusiasm for Fair Trade alive once you have developed your policy.
How to promote your policy
This policy was developed in co-operation with the Fair Trade Wales.
Download a copy of the Policy