Fairtrade status renewed for Lincoln until 2020

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City of Lincoln Council has renewed its Fairtrade Status for a further two years to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions.

Since 2012, Lincoln has retained the status of a Fairtrade City to contribute to the 7 million people including producers, workers and their families who have benefited from Fairtrade.

The council has five goals to support the movement, which include:

  • Serving Fairtrade products
  • Ensuring at least four of these product ranges are readily available in local retail outlets
  • Ensuring local work places and community organisations support Fairtrade
  • Raising awareness and understanding across the community
  • Having regular meetings in the Fairtrade Steering Group.

Councillor Gary Hewson, City of Lincoln Council’s Fairtrade spokesperson, said: “We are delighted that Lincoln has retained its status as a Fairtrade City to continue to support the international farming industry for a further two years.

“City of Lincoln Council has shown its continued dedication by hosting over 70 events supporting Fairtrade, from coffee mornings to fun and games, in order to engage the community and get them involved in the movement.

“One of City of Lincoln Council’s priorities is to reduce inequality in the city and we want to extend that globally as well as locally to reach the vision of a world where justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices.”