Adelaide City Council is excited to show its support of the fair trade movement, being the first fair trade capital city in the country. Council is working in conjunction with local businesses and members of the community to spread the word about fair trade and its benefits to our global community.
Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood speaks alongside some of Adelaide’s small business owners on the importance of fair trade and the way in which it can help improve many lives both in Adelaide and abroad.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is a global movement that aims to educate and empower members of the community to use their consumer choices to benefit the poor. Current international trade practices can disadvantage those in developing countries, as profits are unlikely to return to the farmer or original producer.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), fair trade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
For further information on Fair Trade, visit: Fairtrade.com.au
What is a Fair Trade Council?
Adelaide City Council’s fair trade program is committed to:
● Educating city communities on the issue of fairtrade
● Encouraging consumers to ask for fairtrade products when purchasing
● Leading by example and purchase fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar for use in our facilities, staff and Council rooms
● Having an external Steering Committee, which works continually towards being awarded fair trade community status
Why don’t you make the change and give it a fair go?
Where can you buy fairtrade products in Adelaide?
All City businesses trading fairtrade certified products are welcome to be listed in our map.
Other Fair Trade Communities in Adelaide
Brougham Place Uniting Church
Pilgrim Uniting Church
Department of Premier and Cabinet
South East City Residents Association
South Australian Parliament
If you are a business, resident, school or community group and you would like to know more about fairtrade, find out about fairtrade events or would like to be a part of the Steering Committee, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 8203 7203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org