Lovers buying wine for Valentine’s Day tomorrow are being warned that South African workers face poverty wages supplying British supermarkets. In a new report the anti-poverty charity War on Want cites worsening conditions for employees as UK retailers and wine brokers pursue profit.
It may well be the high streets first fairtrade sofa. It comes as part of Marks and Spencer's Fern Collection, which they say means you won't have to compromise on style or comfort to help the environment and make stand for justice.
Harriet Lamb, Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation was last night awarded the prestigious title of Credit Suisse Outstanding Woman in Business at this year’s National Business Awards. The event was hosted by Andrew Marr at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
The Tufts Institute for Global Leadership has awarded a coffee company in California a prestigious award for supporting a co-op of Muslim, Christian and Jewish farmers in Africa. The Dr John Mayer Global Citizenship award has been given to the Thanksgiving Coffee Co. of Fort Bragg.
Britain’s appetite for Fairtrade produce is higher than most – UK shoppers are the second largest global customers of fairly traded products. But is this news quite as positive as we’ve been led to believe?