Angus is a Fairtrade zone, and we are committed to supporting third world producers get a fair deal.
We first agreed to support Fairtrade in 2003, encouraging the support for Fairtrade principles through the wider community and local businesses.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers.
The Fairtrade mark is an independent consumer label which appears on UK products as a guarantee that they have been certified against internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.
The mark indicates that the product has been certified to give a better deal to the producers involved – it does not act as an endorsement of an entire company's business practices.
The Fairtrade Foundation has licensed over 4000 Fairtrade certified products for sale through retail and catering outlets in the UK.