IOE attains Fairtrade University Status
The IOE is proud to be named among the over 130 colleges and universities who have achieved Fairtrade accreditation. Together we are helping to facilitate trading partnerships based on equity and transparency, and contributing to the sustainable development of marginalised farming communities and their workers. Thanks to Staff and Students for supporting Fairtrade at the IOE.
Another example of when great colloaboration leads to success! Ola Bankole, the shared Bloomsbury Colleges manager, Justin from Sodexo and I were all on the same page when it came to Fairtrade at the IOE and we pulled together during a busy period to meet and develop Fairtrade at the university. Justin and I also worked togethe to host fairtrade fortnight this year and to raise awareness of fairtrade issues to all staff and students through yummy fairtrade chocolate milkshakes, increasing our fairtrade product range and promoting fairtrade across all online platforms.
Justin has since left the IOE. I wonder if he knows about the IOE’s new fairtrade status. Justin, if you’re reading this, I miss your commitment to sustainability and am sure you are continuing to have an impact wherever you are now.