Fair trade

We have participated in the Fairtrade University scheme since 2004, making commitments to procure fair trade, awareness-raising and research.

Fair trade illustration: bananas, coffee, rice

The University continues to maintain its longstanding commitment to fair trade and develop its approach to ethical supply chains.

Our commitment to fair trade means that whenever possible we aim to buy products that are produced fairly and ethically and support ongoing academic research and development in this area.

There are lots of ways for staff and students to support workers around the world by choosing accredited products when they buy, as well as awareness-raising, volunteering and contributing to research.

What can I do?

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023

Fairtrade logo and text with dates of Fairtrade Fortnight 2023: 27 February to 12 March
The University is committed to promoting fair trade wherever possible, and works actively to combat human rights abuses in supply chains.

Fair trade products at the University

What is the University doing? 

Read our Fair Trade Policy:


Topic: supply chains & purchasing