Goal 1: Council Engagement
“Local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade products (for example, in meetings, offices and canteens).“
Council Resolution – “Local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade“ ✔
Requirement: The wording of the resolution must include a statement of support for Fairtrade and a commitment to use Fairtrade products whenever possible (in meetings, offices and canteens for example).
Status: On 11th April 2007 Peterborough City Council passed a motion supporting Fairtrade at their full council meeting.
Product Availability – “Local council agrees to serve Fairtrade products“ ✔
Requirement: The council must take practical action on the resolution and introduce Fairtrade products in meetings, offices and canteens.
Status: Peterborough City Council offers Fairtrade tea, coffee, hot chocolate in meeting rooms.
Council representative ✔
Requirement: There must be a named council representative (member or officer) on the Fairtrade steering group.
Status: Clare Foster, the council’s Environment Strategy Technical Officer, sits on the Fairtrade Peterborough steering group.