Goal 3: Fairtrade in the Community
“Local workplaces and community organisations (places of worship, schools, universities, colleges etc.) support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible. Populations over 100,000 will also need a flagship employer.“
“Workplaces support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible” ✔
Requirement: Local workplaces that cannot support the campaign by selling Fairtrade products get involved by making Fairtrade products available to staff and clients. A flagship employer is required for populations over 100,000 people and a recommended asset for any Fairtrade Town.
Status: We have the local workplaces of Amey, PECT, Masteroast, Opportunity Peterborough, Peterborough Learning Partnership, Carers Trust Peterborough, Serco [Flagship] and Skanska [Flagship] all committed to making Fairtrade products available to their staff and clients.
Places of worship
“Places of worship support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible“
Requirement: Places of worship representing the religious make-up of the community promote Fairtrade to worshippers and use Fairtrade when refreshments are served. Suggested target: 50% of churches and a representative number of other faith groups.
Status: We have many local places of worship that support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible:
Bretton Baptist Church, Church Of St Michaels And All Angels, Dogsthorpe Methodist Church, Life Church, Open Door Baptist Church, Park Road Baptist Church, Peterborough Cathedral, St Andrews United Reformed Church, St Benedicts Church, St Botolphs Church, St John The Baptist Church, St John The Baptist Church, St John The Baptist With Emmanuel Church, St Lukes Catholic Church, St Mary The Virgin Church, St Marys Church, St Oswalds Church, St Pega’s Church, St Peter And All Souls Church, Westgate Church
“Schools support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible“
Requirement: Teachers and pupils learn about Fairtrade leading to Fairtrade products being used whenever possible in school (staff room, canteen, tuck shop). Suggested target: 30% of schools.
Progress: We have the following schools that support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible:
All Saints Junior School, Arthur Mellows Village College, Discovery School, Eyrescroft Primary School, Hampton College, Hampton Hargate Primary School, Hampton Vale Primary School, Jack Hunt School, Ken Stimpson Community School, Longthorpe Primary School, Nenegate School, Sacred Heart RC Primary School, St Augustine’s CofE Junior School, St Thomas More RC Primary School, The King’s School, The Thomas Deacon Academy, Thorpe Primary School, Welbourne Primary School, William Law CofE Primary School, Woodston Primary School
“Universities support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible“ ✔
Requirement: Students and staff promote Fairtrade and Fairtrade products are available in campus cafes, shops and vending machines.
Status: The students and staff of Peterborough Regional College and University Centre Peterborough promote Fairtrade and Fairtrade products are available in their campus cafes, shops and vending machines.
How You Can Help
• If your workplace, school, place of worship, community group sells or promotes Fairtrade then please Contact Us
• Have a representative of your group sit on our steering group and contribute ideas and energy to take our local campaign forward
• Take your commitment further by working towards Fairtrade School, University, College, Church or Synagogue status
• Increase the range and availability of Fairtrade products on offer to staff, students or members
• Promote Fairtrade and the campaign through posters and leaflets, internal newsletters and staff emails
• Organise events internally to encourage staff, students and members to make their own personal commitment to Fairtrade