Social Responsibility

University maintains its Fairtrade status

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:07:00 GMT

We are delighted to confirm that The University of Manchester has successfully maintained its Fairtrade University status.

We sell Fairtrade tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, orange and apple juice. Buying Fairtrade makes a huge difference to the lives of the producers of these products, their families and communities as it ensures they get a fair price for their produce. The University first received Fairtrade certification in 2005 and so we celebrate 12 years of being a Fairtrade University this year. The 2017/18 Fairtrade statement is available here.

Fairtrade fortnight will be taking place from 26 February – 11 March and we'll be promoting Fairtrade through all of our catering outlets. This will begin with a pop-up in EATS Restaurant (in University Place), which will feature Fairtrade and ethically sourced ingredients, plus many more activities and promotions across campus.

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