Sinn Féin representative Hayleigh Fleming has welcomed the decision by Derry City & Strabane District Council to renew its Fairtrade status for a further two years, following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles across the North West region.
Hayleigh Fleming said “This is a very positive move.It’s important that we support the Fairtrade campaign to ensure that farmers and workers in the developing world get better prices, decent working conditions and local sustainability. We need to congratulate all those locally who have been highlighting the Fairtrade campaign.
“There is a huge awareness and interest in the work of Fairtrade, particularly amongst young people.
“Being a Fairtrade City and District will introduce more people, businesses and communities to the Fair trade vision of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential.