PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
"Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay above market prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their lot and have more control over their lives." Fairtrade Foundation
Oxford became a Fairtrade City on 5 March 2004.
The purpose of a Fairtrade City is to contribute to the Fairtrade Foundation's aim of tackling poverty by enabling disadvantaged producers from poor countries to receive a better deal, through encouraging support for the Fairtrade Mark.
To attain this status, the city has met the following five goals:
A full Fairtrade Town Goals and Action Guide is also available from the Fairtrade Foundation website
|"I again rejoice and congratulate you on your continuing work to promote social justice and development in our world. Fair trade offers producers in developing countries a just return for their labour and an opportunity to help their communities to grow and develop with the proceeds they receive. By supporting Fairtrade, Oxford is affirming once more its commitment to partnership and friendship with people in South Africa and around the world. In a world where much trade is not fair, such partnerships and friendships offer hope for the future. Together, we are taking steps towards building a more just world economy" Nelson Mandela|
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