A fair deal

PUBLISHED: 11:32 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

ANOTHER step along the Fairtrade road is being taken by Stevenage Borough Council. Later this year, it will publish a directory containing contact details of people who supply, use or sell Fairtrade products locally. Now it wants to hear from any business

ANOTHER step along the Fairtrade road is being taken by Stevenage Borough Council.

Later this year, it will publish a directory containing contact details of people who supply, use or sell Fairtrade products locally.

Now it wants to hear from any business, school or organisation with Fairtrade connections.

There will be no charge to be included in the directory which will also be available on the council's website stevenage.gov.uk

The directory is the brainchild of the Fairtrade steering group, a special committee dedicated to ensuring the promotion and sale of Fairtrade products in Stevenage.

Fairtrade aims to ensure that the people in developing countries, who make goods sold in this country, get a price that fairly rewards their work.

The council's commitment to Fairtrade stretches back almost a decade to the adoption of a corporate Fairtrade policy in 1998.

Steering group chair Cllr Sharon Taylor said: "The council is increasing its commitment to Fairtrade and we want to encourage other organisations in the community and residents to join with us.

"By producing a directory we can give people greater access to Fairtrade products and encourage more businesses to support the ideals behind Fairtrade."

To be included in the directory, call 01438 242392, fax 01438 242142 or email fairtrade@stevenage.gov.uk

For more information about Fairtrade, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk


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