decent working conditions, (ethical treatment of workers and farmers)
local sustainability, (promote environmentally sustainable practices)
What you can do to help:
as a family:
check your cupboard - how many Fairtrade products do you have their;
look for Fairtrade products when you do your local shop; ask for them if they aren't on shelves;
talk with your friends about Fairtrade and encourage them to buy Fairtrade.
as a business or organisation:
provide Fairtrade products for your staff in your cafe or coffee/tea machines;
when you plan a staff meeting or event, consider having Fairtrade products as part of the meeting/event so your staff and visitors know you support good causes;
encourage other businesses or organisations to do the same; its good for corporate responsibility.
So when you buy something with a Fairtrade logo on it, you know that a fair amount of the money is going towards helping the community where it came from. This extra money is usually put into things that can help the local community – like bicycles to help workers travel to work or new wells to provide water.
Moses Renee, a Fairtrade banana grower from St Lucia, who visited Bassetlaw in 2012 was one such producer. He gets a better price for his bananas but also helps the community as the Fairtrade Premium payments go to support the Grace Combined School for the children in the area.
Fairtrade for Bassetlaw asks you to look at ways you can 'make a difference' by looking at ideas on this web site to support Fairtrade.