Posted on Thu 21 Nov 2019 at 17:58 by Louise Henrard
Full policy can be accessed here: https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Fairtrade-Policy/
1. All coffees, tea, speciality tea, hot chocolate and sugar provided by AUSA, including
meetings, conferences and other events, will continue to be Fairtrade, accredited with the
Fairtrade mark, where they are produced in developing countries.
Union Brew currently and will continue to use tea,coffee, hot chocolate and sugar which is accredited by the FairTrade mark. It is indicated on the menu for customers to see.
2. All clothing for AUSA Executive committee members and Staff uniforms will continue to
be sourced from Fairtrade cotton, accredited with the Fairtrade mark.
3. All AUSA event t-shirts will be Fairtrade, accredited with the Fairtrade mark.
4. Where Fairtrade is not financially viable or unavailable (for a product produced in a
developing country) , an ethically sourced alternative must be agreed with the
Environment & Ethics committee after a report has been submitted by the relevant
member of staff.
5. If sourcing clothing for its members, AUSA will always provide a Fairtrade alternative to
AUSA Societies, and other AUSA groups where members will be paying individually for
the goods. Where Fairtrade is not financially viable, an ethically sourced alternative must
be agreed with the Environment & Ethics committee.
6. All fruit and pure fruit juices provided by AUSA should be at least one of: locally
sourced, fair trade certificated or Organic produce.
7. Information on AUSA’s Fairtrade provisions will appear on the AUSA website.
8. AUSA should refrain from promoting non- fair trade produce where financially viable
alternatives are available (from developing countries) (for example AUSA should not
promote Coca cola drinks while fair trade Ubuntu cola drinks are sold at the Student run
9. Environment & Ethics committee to update a list of Fairtrade suppliers by the end of the
2nd term of 2017/2018.
10. Environment & Ethics committee to update guidelines to aid staff in the implementation
of this policy.
11. Communities officer or otherwise selected member of environment and ethics committee,
to sit on the University of Aberdeen Fairtrade Steering Group
Communities Officer sits on the Steering Group. However it has not met yet between July 2019 until now (December 2019).
12. President for Sport, Communities officer, to make available and promote the option of
Fairtrade and ethical clothing to sports clubs, societies and volunteers.
13. President for Communities to lobby the University to increase their Fairtrade provisions