The University of Salford was awarded Fairtrade Status by the Fairtrade Foundation in January 2011.
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.
The Fairtrade Foundation is a development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade, and the UK member of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO). The Foundation works with businesses, civil society organisations and individuals to improve the position of producer organisations in the South and to help them achieve sustainable improvements for their members and their communities. Their work includes the certification of Fairtrade Universities.
View our Fairtrade Policy.
Watch A Fair Story - an international film about Fairtrade developed in collaboration with other Fairtrade Licensing Initiatives from around the globe