The City of London is proud that the Square Mile has been an accredited Fairtrade Zone since 2007, and had this status renewed in 2015. Read more about this here.
In order to uphold this status, the Fairtrade Foundation sets out specific guidelines which Fairtrade Zones must meet. This includes:
Ensuring a range of Fairtrade products are easily available in the City’s shops and served in local cafés.
Encouraging Fairtrade products are used by a large number of our businesses and community organisations.
Organising events, lectures, markets promoting Fairtrade and educating the local community.
Hold a local Fairtrade steering group meeting attended by a cross-section of City businesses, educational establishments, faith groups and community/residential representatives. Meetings are held regularly to provide ideas and connections to continuing the growth of Fairtrade products in the City.
JustShare is a member of the City's Fairtrade Group which is chaired by the Revd George Bush, Rector of St Mary-le-Bow Church, and hosted by Natalie Evans, Responsible Procurement Manager at the City of London.
We are always looking for new members who are interested and passionate about our cause. If you are a member of the Square Mile business community or a resident and are interested in participating in our group we would love to hear from you.
Commitment is low; we meet quarterly to keep updated on local initiatives and plan our own events such as wine tastings, markets, lectures, fashion events, debates and more. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to be a part of making the City a more Fairtrade friendly place!
The Corporation of London
Various Livery Companies
City Business Library
St Mary-le-Bow Church
The Old Bailey
Heart of the City
Cass Business School
Barnett & Waddingham
Tate & Lyle
One New Change Shopping Centre
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
In gaining Fairtrade accreditation in the City met the strict criteria laid down by the Fairtrade Foundation:
The City of London Corporation passed a resolution supporting Fairtrade. Download the Fairtrade Resolution document here
A range of Fairtrade products are easily available in the City’s shops and served in local cafés.
Fairtrade products are used by a large number of our businesses and community organisations.
A local Fairtrade group has been established to ensure continued commitment to Fairtrade status.