Fair Trade Sustainability Workshops

January 17, 2023
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Fair Trade Wales are excited to launch our new sustainability workshops!

Fair Trade was established in 1992 to address social and trade justice, and climate change  in supply chains. We promote fair prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers around the world, but particularly in lower income countries. This is why we are now leading through our new sustainability workshops.

We are leaders in the field, understanding embedded supply chain problems and delivering social value solutions. We are therefore uniquely positioned to deliver a course on understanding the new values driven approach that is necessary to thrive in a sustainable economy.

These courses are ideal for the sustainability champions in your organisation, but are also suitable for all employees and individuals across all sectors to get an in-depth introduction to sustainability.

There will be a range of flexible training options including:

  • in-person classes,
  • self-directed online modules
  • live/zoom online workshops.

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015) obligates businesses and public sector organisations to consider their environmental, social and economic impact and to take account of the long-term, ensuring that both present and future generations have a good quality of life. The Act highlights commitments, goals and the importance of a broader, more integral and collective societal approach to achieving net zero by 2050.

The climate crisis presents a significant challenge but also offers an opportunity for substantial changes in our day-to-day activities that could result in greater wellbeing and equality across the whole of society and the environment. But we need to understand the context in which we are operating to make the most of the opportunities it offers.

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure we are doing the right thing in our organisations, so we all need opportunities to engage with the process and to understand the new context we are operating in.

Our workshops look at sustainability in relation to the individuals, organisations and finally the international context.

On completing a workshop learners will be able to

  • Take values from the course and apply them in the workplace.
  • Understand Global Responsibility, particularly in the context of the Well-being and Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015).
  • Understand the power of supply chains and sustainable purchasing.
  • Identify further resources and international standards.
  • Understand your role as in individual and as a business.
  • Apply practical solutions and next steps.

Email eli@fairtradewales.org for more information.