Kingston has been a 'Fairtrade Borough' since 2005.

Fairtrade status means that as a borough we have built and established the widespread use of Fairtrade products locally. 

Purchasing Fairtrade products allows the consumer to feel confident that the producers are receiving a better deal, and in turn tackling poverty.

What we do to support Fairtrade:

  • we only serve Fairtrade coffee and tea at our business and committee meetings
  • encourage local shops and food outlets to sell and service Fairtrade products
  • a local Fairtrade Steering Group ensures the borough's continued commitment to Fairtrade products