“Tea and Coffee, the backbone, the liquid morale and fuel of the hard working office.”
Well, the Geo2 office at any rate.
In supporting Fairtrade’s aims of helping “producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability” so in the spirit of self-improvement, that comes with the start of a new year, we decided to indeed make the switch to purchasing fairtrade.
As well as continuing to use good quality products ourselves and for our visitors, some of the benefits (from the Fairtrade Website) are:
- It is better for the environment. Fair Trade supports sustainable practices that minimise our environmental footprint.
- Fairer pay and working conditions for farmers and producers. Fair Trade products are made in safe and healthy working conditions, where farmers and producers receive a fair price and have a voice in how their workplace is run.
- Support to communities. By working through cooperative structures, Fair Trade artisans and small farmers are able to invest Fair Trade earnings in their communities, improving housing, healthcare, and schools.
- Connection with other cultures. Fair Trade products are unique to the places they come from and the people who make them. Farmers and artisans are involved in the entire process, and Fair Trade products reflect the people and cultures they come from.
All those benefits from humble tea and coffee! And we get to feel better about ourselves….In making Fair Trade our habit we’ve committed to becoming a Fairtrade Workplace of World Changers.
So any visitors to the office can look forward environmentally friendly, ethically sourced hot beverages, and of course, the essential Yorkshire Tea.