In 2017 London Metropolitan University achieved Fairtrade University Status and is working annually to retain this certification. Below are our 5 main goals we are aiming to achive in this academic year 19-20.
Goal 1: Leadership and strategy
The University, the Students' Union, and Catering Team have been working together to create this policy. It was approved on the 15/02/2017 and reviewed yearly.
A Fairtrade Steering Group is established with representatives from the student body, University staff, and catering or procurement department.
We have SMART Action Plan which includes operational considerations such as procurement and catering, campaigning and influencing, engagement and communications.
Leadership and strategy Criteria (1, 2 and 3).
Goal 2: Campaigning and Influencing
We are holding a series of events/promotions/engagement activities during Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 and 2020 (24th Feb - 8th March 2020) and we have measured impact across the events. This date will be included in our Fairtrade Impact report.
In addition we aim to deliver one innovative campaign on Fairtrade, trade justice or ethical consumption which will be run in partnership with students.
Campaigning and Influencing Criteria (4 and 5).
Goal 3: Fairtrade products in all campus food outlets and e-shop
Fairtrade products including food and cotton are made available for sale in all campus food outlets and e-shop. You will be able to see Point Of Sale material in all relevant food outlets, highlighting Fairtrade products and providing information on the benefits of Fairtrade to growing communities.
We are committed to gradually increase our fair trade products in all outlets in the University. Find below a list of the products currently available and where to find them.
*Products are subject to availability, Procurement, Retail & Catering Criteria (6, 7 and 8).
Goal 4: Fairtrade in research and curriculum
We are carrying out Fairtrade Survey to help us to target our actions for the next year. We will make the findings publically available on this page in April 2020.
In partnership with Students’' Union we are working to provide and publicise opportunities for students to investigate Fairtrade, trade justice or ethical consumption issues on or off-campus within their course work or dissertations.
*Research and curriculum Criteria (9 and 10).
Goal 5: Impact report
We will publish our new Fairtrade Impact report on this page in April 2020. Impact report will include our actions on Fairtrade, trade justice and ethical consumption. This will refer to the tasks and progress made through the SMART action plan.
*Outcomes Criteria (11).