​changing trade - changing lives
Our Aims

The aim of the Forum is to work for justice, equality and sustainable development by:

Raising awareness of international trade justice.

Encouraging business, educational establishments to use Fairtrade products.

Ensuring the criteria for a Fairtrade City continue to be met.
Scotland's First Fairtrade City

​On the 5th March 2004, Dundee was declared Scotland's first Fairtrade City. The accolade was achieved by the Dundee Fair Trade Forum and celebrated at a Civic Reception when Lord Provost John Letford was presented with the official certificate by local singer Sheena Wellington. 


In order to achieve Fairtrade status, each community has to fulfil five primary goals.  They are:

The local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade and agrees to serve Fairtrade coffee and tea at its meetings and in its office and canteens.

A range of Fairtrade products are readily available in the area's shops. Fairtrade products are served in local cafes/catering establishments. It should be easy for local people to find Fairtrade products as they do their everyday shopping.

Fairtrade products are used by a number of local work places and community organisations.

Media coverage and popular support for the campaign is attracted.

A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status.

The Forum is open to all who share our passion for a fairer world trading system - you can join by contacting us.