As a Co-operative Council, we are committed to doing as much as we can to support and promote Fairtrade across the borough. The Council took a lead role in setting up the Telford & Wrekin Fairtrade Alliance which was officially launched in February 2013 at an event at Harper Adams University.
Telford and Wrekin Fairtrade Alliance
Telford and Wrekin Fairtrade Alliance comprises representatives from a range of:
- local schools
- retail organisations and traders
- the Council
- Parish Councils
who work together to support and promote the Fairtrade campaign across Telford & Wrekin. The overriding aim of the Alliance when it was first established was to work towards achieving Fairtrade Status for the Borough. This aim was achieved in November 2015 when the Fairtrade Foundation awarded Fairtrade Borough status.
If you or your organisation is interested in joining the Alliance please contact us. New members are always welcome. Please contact David Nuttall at email@example.com.
Flagship Employer – Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is the Fairtrade Flagship employer for the Borough of Telford & Wrekin. They are a major visitor attraction with over 200 employees set within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
Fairtrade is supported in all the Museum’s catering outlets and they are looking at introducing Fairtrade merchandise into the site shops. For more information on the flagship employer, go to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum website.
Renewal of Certificate
Fairtrade status successfully renewed on 20 March 2017. Fairtrade Borough Status is due for renewal on 20 March 2019.
Last updated: 9.39am on Tuesday 5 February 2019