Fairtrade at Brunel

Make it happen ... choose Fairtrade

Fairtrade is a strategy intended to alleviate poverty and to spread sustainable development. It aims to give better opportunities to producers and workers in developing countries who endure unacceptable working and living conditions as a result of poor market access and unfair trade rules.

The University first achieved Fairtrade Accreditation in 2009 and successfully achieved Re-accreditation the following year. People & Planet's Green League, which measures universities' systematic approaches to environmental maintenance and performance, assigns Fairtrade certification as an objective standard to demonstrate universities' commitment to sustainability: a sustainable university will contribute to building sustainable development not just in the UK but also in the wider world through its purchasing policies.

Being a Fairtrade university means that we take special effort to stock more ethically sound food, drinks, and clothing across the campus. The University’s commitment to improving its environmental performance and promoting fairtrade in the world is reaffirmed in its established Fairtrade Policy and updated Environmental Policy.

On this website you will find general information about Fairtrade, our Steering Group, our accomplishments, and upcoming campaigns. If you want to contribute to developing the Fairtrade culture of responsible consumption on campus, please sign up for membership of the Brunel Fairtrade Steering Group.

Page last updated: Thursday 29 May 2014