University of Manchester awarded Fairtrade status

The University of Manchester and its conference venues Manchester Conference Centre and Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre have been awarded Fairtrade status. Manchester Conference Centre sales and marketing manager Richard Handscombe said: “Every year the University of Manchester consumes a large amount of Fairtrade produce, which guarantees a better deal for Third World Producers. We already provide first class service, conference and catering facilities, and being awarded Fairtrade status is yet another achievement we can be proud of.” The Fairtrade mark ensures that producers receive the basic living wage needed in their country together with a premium, which is used to reduce poverty or provide funds for community, social and environmental projects. Fairtrade products consumed every year by the university and its conference facilities include 200,000 cups of tea, 75,000 bananas, 1,000,000 cups of coffee, 60,000 bottles of fruit juice and 15,000 chocolate bars.

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