The University is committed to promoting fair trade wherever possible, and works actively to combat human rights abuses in supply chains.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2019: Monday 25 February - Sunday 10 March
Fairtrade Fortnight is an action-packed highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.
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. The theme for 2019 is 'She deserves a living income'. There are a range of events being held across the campus and the city.
Fairtrade Fortnight events
- 26 February: Visions for Change: Palm Oil, 18:00-19:30, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
- 9 March: Fairtrade Festival, 10:30-15:30, Portobello Town Hall
- Find Fairtrade products in University cafes.
Fairtrade at the University
Find out more about what we are doing to ensure fair trade and protection of human rights at the University.
- Learn about fair trade products at the University below, or for more detail visit the fairness in trade and sustainable procurement page.
- Learn about the conflict minerals that are in most electronics.
- Learn about what the University is doing about modern slavery, including our modern slavery statement.
- Learn about the collaborative EU-funded project: 'Make ICT Fair'.
- Would you like to incorporate fair trade into your coursework or dissertation? Browse fair trade research topics on our Living Labs projects database.
- More information and resources available from the Fairtrade Foundation.
Are you running your own event for Fairtrade Fortnight and want us to promote it? Get in contact.