Bournemouth University is pleased to announce it has retained its Fairtrade status, almost twelve years after originally receiving the award.
The Fairtrade Foundation first awarded BU the Fairtrade status in 2006 in recognition of its commitment to selling Fairtrade and awareness-raising.
To maintain the status BU has had to reapply every two years since, demonstrating ever-increasing efforts to further the Fairtrade agenda. The Fairtrade movement at the university is led by Fairtrade Champions from across the university including our partners SUBU and catering team Chartwells who play key roles.
Fairtrade helps small-scale farmers earn stable incomes and to set up projects to benefit their local communities.
BU’s latest application to renew its status received high praise from the Fairtrade Foundation who said: “We are impressed by Bournemouth University’s motivation and how widely you continue to embed Fairtrade across your university."
Chief Operating Officer Jim Andrews added:
“I’m delighted that BU have been reaccredited with Fairtrade Status, which we have now held for over a decade. The Fairtrade committee and their respective teams have done an excellent job of building Fairtrade into a wide portfolio across BU, SUBU and the local community, and this award gives important recognition to the time, effort and years of work that contribute to the achievement.”
Everyone can play a role in supporting Fairtrade by choosing to buy Fairtrade products and persuading others to do so as well.