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Fair Trade Nation Aims & Criteria

  • To increase awareness of Fair Trade and surroundings issues
  • To increase the sale of Fair Trade products
  • To contribute to greater trade justice
  • To engender meaningful commitments to Fair Trade from the Scottish Parliament and executive bodies

Below, you will find the criteria we need to meet to achieve Fair Trade Nation status and the progress we have made in the past five years.

Criteria

Measurable Countrywide Criteria

  • 100% of local authority areas have active Fair Trade groups working towards Fairtrade status
  • 55% of local authority areas have Fairtrade status with 10% annual increase in following years
  • All cities have Fairtrade status
  • Minimum 55% of towns (based on GROS figures of towns with a population of 5,000 or more at 2001) have active Fair Trade groups working towards Fairtrade status
  • 60% of higher education institutions have active Fair Trade groups working towards Fairtrade status
  • Increase by 5% each year the proportion of the population who know about Fair Trade (initially a target of 50%, ultimately reaching 75%)
  • 75% of people buying a Fair Trade product every year
  • 40% of people regularly buying Fair Trade products

Parliament

  • Annual statement of opinion in support of Fair Trade
  • Use and promote Fairtrade products internally (including Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits) at all meetings
  • Ensure Fairtrade products are available at all catering outlets
  • Actively promote Fairtrade Fortnight each year

 Government

  • Use and promote Fairtrade products internally (including Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits) at all meeting
  • Ensure Fairtrade products available at all catering outlets
  • Actively promote Fairtrade Fortnight each year
  • Annual public report on progress of Fair Trade Nation campaign
  • Actively support the promotion and development of Fair Trade including:
  • Seek to develop pro Fair Trade public sector procurement guidance and promote Fair Trade public sector procurement wherever possible
  • Promote Fair Trade in schools through the curriculum, procurement and any other means possible
  • Promote Fair Trade at an international level (where appropriate, a nation should also seek to promote Fair Trade through its international trade agreements)
  • Acknowledge the role of Fair Trade in economic development policies

Other Desirable Objectives 

  • Resolutions of support, and pledges to use and promote Fairtrade products from major faith groups across the country
  • Schools and further education institutions across the country to sign Fair Trade pledges or become Fair Trade Organisations and pledge to promote and use Fairtrade products internally
  • Trade unions to support and pledge to use and promote Fairtrade products internally and to members
  • Resolutions of support from Chambers of Commerce or business networks to include pledge to use and promote Fairtrade products
  • National Festivals
  • A good number of British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) or World shops; a good number of Fair Trade or BAFTS suppliers