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