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Devon first achieved Fairtrade status on 8th October 2008 and successfully renewed its Fairtrade status as of 17 March 2010.  

To achieve County wide Fairtrade status five goals must be met


  • The local council must pass a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and serve Fairtrade coffee and tea at its meetings and in offices and canteens. Devon County Council passed such a resolution in November 2007.
  • A range of Fairtrade products must be readily available in the area’s shops and served in local cafés and catering establishments. There are a number of towns in Devon that have already earned the Fairtrade Award. Each town has its own directory of where to buy and where to taste Fairtrade products. 
  • Fairtrade products must be used by a number of local work places. Devon County Council strives to be Fairtrade employer. The Met Office and South West Water are also very positive. A list is being compiled of Fairtrade employers. Can you help us add your employer to this list? See the Fairtrade at work website for help on how and why to become a Fairtrade workplace.
  • Attract media coverage and popular support for the campaign. Fairtrade in Devon continues to attract wide media coverage, particulalry during Fairtrade fortnight.
  • A local Fairtrade steering group must be convened to ensure continued commitment to Fairtrade status. This was set up in September 2007 and has been meeting every 6 weeks. All the Fairtrade Towns are represented, plus the sponsoring County Councillor.

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