OTTAWA, ON—Canadian campuses are taking initiative to help address some of the most disadvantaged producer communities in the world. The University of Ottawa (uOttawa) is the latest to achieve Fair Trade Campus designation, awarded by Fairtrade Canada to institutions that demonstrate outstanding commitments to increasing the availability and awareness of Fairtrade certified products.
At the end of 2011, Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) withdrew its membership from Fairtrade International (FLO), so is no longer representing the international Fairtrade system in the United States. Companies in the USA are encouraged to stay within the FLO Fairtrade system to benefit from being part of a strong international system of standards and certification, governed by ISEAL’s standard setting code, and from the power of a globally recognized FAIRTRADE Certification Mark.
There are many ways to engage your staff members around Fair Trade. Here are a few suggestions.
Get your staff up to speed
It can be as easy as distributing our one-page handout at your next staff meeting. For more in-depth training, consider a presentation, video or guest speaker from the local Fair Trade community. Contact us at retailfairtrade [dot] ca for the resources you need.
Here you'll find a few ideas on how to promote your Fairtrade certified products to consumers. Because after all, more Fairtrade certified product sales means you’re doing good for your business and for farmers and workers around the world.
Interested in adding Fairtrade certified products to your inventory? Browse our list of registered companies. Many of the companies listed offer both Fairtrade certified and non-Fairtrade certified products, so make sure you specify it’s their Fairtrade certified products you’re looking for.