We are a Fairtrade circuit.
With 75% of our churches granted Fairtrade status we were formally granted a certificate issued in favour of North Bedfordshire Circuit dated 7th June 2019.
The Fairtrade organisation was started by Christians who recognised the unfairness of free trade and sought to address this for the benefit of the least rewarded - the growers. This is about a fair price for a fair crop but also to provide support organisations. These give agricultural and community advice to enable more sustainable communities to evolve and prosper and support producers facing the impact of climate change. To receive the Fairtrade premium there are conditions which include health and safety standards and exclusion of child labour. Certification is independently verified.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With one simple choice you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life eveyone deserves.