Council agrees to adopt Fairtrade policy

THE council’s Environment Committee has agreed that the local authority should adopt a Fairtrade policy.

The decision, which still has to be ratified by full council later this month, comes after members were presented with correspondence from the Environment Minister and the Finance Minister at Stormont encouraging the adoption of Fairtrade practices within councils.

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

 

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