DUNDEE FAIR TRADE FORUM

​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. 


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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.