Sunday 30 October 2016

Does Fairtrade have a future? Public debate November 17th



Brent Fairtrade Network is joining with Fairtrade groups in Harrow, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston to host a debate on the future of Fairtrade on
Thursday 17 November 7-9 pm at St Martin’s Church, Kensal Green,
Mortimer Road, NW10 5SN.

All are welcome and entry is free. We shall be discussing topics such as the following:

   Is the Fairtrade model still a good one?
   Why not a Fairtrade label for manufactured goods?
   Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade: are two labels needed?
   Why do we need the Fairtrade Sourcing Programme?
   Workers’ wages and rights raised by the critical SOAS report in 2014 “Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda”
   What is the future of ethical certification?
   How should Fairtrade respond to the proliferation of schemes?

We have a great line up of speakers to discuss these topics with:

   Anne Cooper, Oxfam
   Barbara Crowther, Fairtrade Foundation
   Stuart Singleton-White, Rainforest Alliance
   Vidya Rangan, ISEAL: global movement of sustainability standards

The event starts at 7 pm with Fairtrade refreshments and stall: bring cash or cheques for early Christmas shopping. From 7.30 pm we shall hear briefly from the speakers on the topics above before opening up discussion, ending by 9 pm. 

If you plan to attend please register:  This helps us with the planning – but you are welcome to come even without registering.


Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group said...

An observable trend in television ads of supermarkets -- most notably Lidl -- is now that they comply with sustainability standards in their sourcing, and treat their producers well.

No mention though of how they treat their shop floor staff and customers.

Anonymous said...

Will the event be recorded or broadcast in any way?

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