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Fairtrade Jersey
Encouraging the growth of Fairtrade by increasing the knowledge and use of Fairtrade products in Jersey
Fairtrade Jersey
Encouraging the growth of Fairtrade by increasing the knowledge and use of Fairtrade products in Jersey

A very welcome letter was received from the Fairtrade Foundation on August 20th, 2012 confirming the renewal of our Fairtrade Island status. The process of renewal requires submission of progress achieved in the Island of Jersey in developing support for Fairtrade by government, businesses, schools and churches and in the community. A set of goals for the future was also agreed.  

It was at a Fairtrade breakfast, held at Church House on Tuesday May 15th, that Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst signed a document asking for renewal of Jersey's status as a Fairtrade Island.   The document was countersigned by JFIG chairman Tony Allchucrh and JFIG treasurer Ed Le Quesne.  This document was submitted to the Fairtrade Foundation in London for their comment and approval.  It set out the progress made in Jersey against the 5 goals set out by the Foundation and some aims for the next two years.   A number of States members and some Fairtrade supporters were also present at the breakfast.

The Jersey Fairtrade Island Group will be meeting on September 4th to plan a celebration of the event and plan further initiatives to widen the take-up and use of Fairtrade products in Jersey.