Council aims to improve the environment, health and well-being of the community, and promote a sustainable local economy by increasing purchasing of green products to 10% of Council’s total purchasing expenditure.
Whitehorse City Council strongly believes in fair and ethical procurement for our organisation and has made a commitment to purchasing Fairtrade certified products.
Fairtrade is about better prices, good working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries. By requiring companies to pay fair prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the most vulnerable producers. With greater financial stability, producers can plan for the future and improve their livelihoods.
Council is recognised as a “Fairtrade Supporting Workplace” by Fairtrade Australia New Zealand. Council offers fairtrade products (such as tea, coffee and hot chocolate) to staff and visitors and procures Fair Trade t-shirts for Council’s annual Spring Festival event.
Find out how you can make a difference by switching to Fair Trade or how you can encourage your workplace to become a “Fairtrade Supporting Workplace” by visiting the Fairtrade Australia New Zealand.