Fair Trade

Silver Birch – Fairtrade Flagship Employer

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Did you know that Silver Birch is a recognised Fairtrade Flagship Employer within East Dunbartonshire? This means we promote and use Fairtrade products and believe in the ethos of what Fairtrade represents.

Fairtrade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development worldwide. Its purpose is to create opportunities for producers and workers who have been economically disadvantaged or marginalized by the conventional trading system.

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 sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

At Silver Birch, we purchase Fairtrade products including; coffee, tea and fruit and sugar that bears the Fairtrade logo. We use these products on a daily basis within our client and staff canteen knowing we are making a positive impact on the lives of the producers of these products.

More information on Fairtrade can also be found on the Fairtrade website by clicking here.

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