Fairtrade Foundation Criteria for ‘Fairtrade Diocese’ Status


For London to become a Fairtrade Diocese we need to reach 5 goals:

  • Diocesan Synod to support and promote Fairtrade, further encourage the use and sale of Fairtrade products and to serve only Fairtrade coffee and tea at meetings it is responsible for.
    And through further prayer, worship and study to develop its witness in the area of relationship and justice and engagement with the Millennium Development Goals.

  • To encourage parishes, local churches etc. as part of their mission in the world, to adopt the same policy. As far as possible, to display literature advertising the fact that Fairtrade products are used and served there.

  • To have 50% of parishes in the Diocese certificates as Fairtrade Churches (marked in green on the Progress in the Parishes pages), to ensure Fairtrade tea, coffee and other products, if possible, are used and/or sold by them, and that Fairtrade is regularly encouraged in them.

  • Attract further media coverage and continue raising awareness of the FAIRTRADE Mark. If possible, make reference to denominational area’s Fairtrade status on the relevant website.

  • Set up a Fairtrade steering group to take responsibility for monitoring that goals continue to be met and developed over time.

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‘The fields of the poor may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it all away ....' Proverbs 13:23