The University of Huddersfield and its Students' Union were awarded Fairtrade status in 2009. Our Fairtrade accreditation is one of the ways in which the University demonstrates its commitment to international development, sustainability and making more socially responsible purchasing choices available to our students, staff and visitors.
Fairtrade is a growing international movement, which aims to alleviate Third World poverty by ensuring that producers in developing countries get a fair deal for their products.
Fairtrade is about fairer prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. The Fairtrade mark guarantees a price that covers the cost of production, a social premium for producer groups to invest in business or community development and long term trading relationships which provide real security.
By purchasing products with the Fairtrade mark you can play a significant role in improving the trading conditions of the world’s most disadvantaged producers.
The University achieved Fairtrade status on 17 June 2009, after meeting a number of criteria set by the Fairtrade Foundation. We continue to champion Fairtrade in the following ways:
The University's Fairtrade Policy is available here.
The University's Fairtrade certificates are available here.
To find out more about the Fairtrade Foundation visit www.fairtrade.org.uk