The University is committed to promoting fair trade wherever possible, and works actively to combat human rights abuses in supply chains.
Join thousands of others across the UK this Fairtrade Fortnight to help our friends, neighbours, colleagues and communities to put Fairtrade in their coffee break and take exploitation out.
We have been a Fairtrade University since 2004 and are active in Edinburgh’s Fairtrade City Group. We supported Scotland’s bid to become a Fair Trade Nation, a status that was awarded in 2013.
Fairtrade Fortnight activities and information
Win a fair trade hamper
For Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 we asked staff and students to follow us and send a photo of their fair trade break using the hashtag #UoEFairtrade on Twitter (@EdSust) or Instagram (@Edinburgh.Sustainability). We enjoyed seeing the fair trade tea breaks from around the University, even including a fair trade pancake break! The winner was Literatures, Languages & Cultures with their pancake day snap.
Modern slavery: are we complicit?