Students' Union President,
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Queen’s is a Fairtrade University having received the status in 2006. The University is also Belfast City Council’s Flagship Employer and played a role in the Council’s successful bid for Belfast to be declared a UK Fairtrade City.
Fairtrade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. It ensures producers in poor countries around the world get a fair deal. This means a fair price for their produce and their goods, which will cover the cost of production and guarantee a sustainable living.
What Fairtrade Status means at Queen’s:
- The University has a Fairtrade Policy
- The University has a Fairtrade Steering Group
- Fairtrade goods are available in all of the University’s food/beverage outlets
- Fairtrade tea and coffee is provided at all management meetings
- Fairtrade promotional products are available and used throughout the campus.
Events take place throughout the year to raise awareness of Fairtrade and the benefits it brings to producers and the environment in developing countries.
Further information is available at: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/