Congratulations to Strathclyde University who have been granted Fairtrade Status!
The title reflects a number of Fair Trade measures implemented by the university, who offer Fairtrade food and drink options in all of their on-campus cafés, restaurants and bars, and have chosen fairly traded cotton in the manufacture of their branded clothing and merchandise.
Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal of the University, spoke of his pride at the award, and commended the efforts of the university’s own Fairtrade campaigners: “Being recognised as a Fairtrade university demonstrates our commitment to development and sustainability. The Fairtrade movement is internationally renowned as an effective means to help reduce the gap between developing and developed nations, ensuring that producers across the world get a fair deal for their products.”
“We’re proud to be able to play a role in that mission, and it’s thanks to our Fairtrade campaigners who have helped raise awareness of the movement within the university. We will strive to continue working with organisations such as Fairtrade which impact the world in a positive way.”