Wooden spoon full of cocoa powder styled over table top with chocolate & coffee cherries

We need to do more to safeguard producers in our food chain.

The recent claims of the use of dangerous child labour on cocoa farms in Cadbury’s chocolate production are appalling to see. I’m proud of the co-operative movement’s longstanding support of fairtrade, which does so much to benefit workers in developing countries.

Banana workers in PPE

Our response to the COVID-19 crisis must include key workers abroad

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the fragility of global supply chains and the importance of ensuring sustainable livelihoods for the farmers and workers within them. The Fairtrade movement is supporting farmers and workers in developing countries through this crisis, and are calling for urgent action in the face of the rising poverty set to take its toll on communities around the globe.

Backing fairtrade footballs in Glasgow

People often question what difference being a ‘Co-operative Council’ makes.  Glasgow City Council has a very interesting answer to that question especially in relation to promoting a fairtrade sports goods co-operative.