Fair Trade banana farm, Windward Isles

Why UWE Bristol supports Fairtrade

 

There are many good reasons to support the Fairtrade ethos:

  • to promote cultural, social and environmental awareness amongst staff, students and visitors – a marketplace of over 32,000 customers
  • to encourage socially responsible choices through trade
  • to ensure we remain one of a continually growing number of UK universities that have been awarded Fairtrade status, thereby allowing us to positively distinguish itself
  • to recognise that UWE Bristol is a major business that can have a significant impact on the environment and on both the local and global communities
  • to develop and underline our commitment to sustainable development, both locally and globally, in line with the United Nation's sustainable development goals
  • to build on our links with the city of Bristol which has been designated a Fairtrade City with Bristol University, which is a Fairtrade University. We have close links with the South West Fairtrade group.

Contact the Sustainability team or The Students' Union at UWE Green Team if you have any queries.

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