In October 2017 we were proud to be awarded Fairtrade County status. This means that the Fairtrade Foundation considers that the residents of West Sussex, as well as West Sussex County Council, are helping farmers and producers in developing countries to be paid a stable and fair wage and have decent working conditions. This gives them the opportunity to afford healthcare, education and enough food for their families.
Being a Fairtrade county is a continuing process of promoting and supporting Fairtrade initiatives by making considered purchasing and procurement choices. In West Sussex we have a Fairtrade network of town & village groups active in their communities that work closely with us in championing Fairtrade across the county.
Please contact the West Sussex Fairtrade networks directly for further information and how you can get more involved with supporting Fairtrade in your local area. The current West Sussex Convenor is Susan Joy, also of Fairtrade East Grinstead.
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