City of London Fairtrade Group
We’re looking for new members, can you help?
The City of London is proud that the Square Mile has been an accredited Fairtrade Zone since 2007, and had this status renewed in 2015. Read more about this here. In order to uphold this status, the Fairtrade Foundation sets out specific guidelines which Fairtrade Zones must meet. This includes:
These are just a few of the Fairtrade events we've organised over the years - from ethical wine and chocolate tastings, to a Fairtrade market at the Guildhall, to promoting Harry's Nuts to the whole City!
Ensuring a range of Fairtrade products are easily available in the City’s shops and served in local cafés.
Encouraging Fairtrade products are used by a large number of our businesses and community organisations.
Organising events, lectures, markets promoting Fairtrade and educating the local community.
Hold a local Fairtrade steering group meeting attended by a cross-section of City businesses, educational establishments, faith groups and community/residential representatives. Meetings are held regularly to provide ideas and connections to continuing the growth of Fairtrade products in the City.
JustShare is a member of the City's Fairtrade Group which is chaired by the Revd George Bush, Rector of St Mary-le-Bow Church, and hosted by the City of London Corporation.
Interested in Joining?
If you work or live in the City and are passionate about expanding the use ethical and responsible products in your business and the community, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for new steering group members, especially those representing City businesses, who can contribute suggestions and connections to helping further this goal.
Commitment is low, we simply ask you try to attend group meetings; we hold 2-3 a year at the Guildhall. These last about 1 hour and are informal, but please do bring your ideas!
Please contact JustShare on email@example.com if you're interested.
Some of the City Fairtrade Group members celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 at the Guildhall with a Fairtrade breakfast.