Causeway Coast Council celebrate Fairtrade award

Causeway Coast and Glens is celebrating the renewal of its Fairtrade Communities award (Borough-status).

Awarded by the UK Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Ireland, the achievement follows a sustained commitment from the local Fairtrade Steering Group, for which Council is lead partner and administrator, and ongoing collaboration with local businesses, schools, churches and community groups.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Mark Fielding, said: “It’s very positive news that Causeway Coast and Glens has retained its Fairtrade Borough-status until January 2023.

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“This recognition would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the Fairtrade Steering Group, community groups, individuals, cafes and retail businesses across the area.

“Council and the Fairtrade Steering Committee have made great efforts to increase the number of outlets who provide Fairtrade options and everyone involved is proud to see residents continuing to choose Fairtrade products from local outlets and helping to make a real difference to peoples’ lives and the environment.”

Causeway Coast and Glens Fairtrade Steering Group wants to remind everyone that buying Fairtrade products is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we consume on a daily basis. It provides better prices, decent working conditions, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Visit

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