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Black Country Chamber is Officially a ‘Fairtrade Workplace of World Changers’

IMG 7823Black Country Chamber of Commerce is officially named a ‘Fairtrade Workplace of World Changers’. This is following the launch of the Black Country Chamber Social Impact document that was released back in June at a special event.

The Chamber is committed to supporting businesses to better their social impact whilst also implementing a plan of action internally. With this in mind, following conversations with the local Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership about how they can engage more with local organisations, the Chamber decided to lead by example and become a Fairtrade workplace.

Becoming a Fairtrade workplace is a straight forward process that all businesses could achieve, by visiting the Fairtrade website www.fairtrade.org.uk/For-Business/Ways-of-working-with-Fairtrade/Fairtrade-in-your-workplace and certify your workplace as Fairtrade by providing coffee, sugar and tea products carrying the Fairtrade Mark available to staff and visitors.

Barbara Gwinnett, Chair of the Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership, commented: “Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership congratulates the Black Country Chamber of Commerce on becoming a Fairtrade Workplace of World Changers. They are giving inspiring leadership to other businesses and helping to ensure that farmers in some of the world's poorest countries will get a fair price and a social premium for their produce. Well done to the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.”

Corin Crane, Chief Executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, added: “We want to lead by example with our social impact work and this is our first step towards more responsible business practices. We are proud to be supporting such a great initiative that helps to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love, and would encourage other businesses to do the same.”

For more information about the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk or call 0330 024 0820.

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