QMU becomes Fairtrade uni

QUEEN Margaret University has been awarded Fairtrade status, marking its commitment to sustainable business.

As a Fairtrade university, QMU will ensure that Fairtrade products are available in as many places as possible, as well as raising awareness of Fairtrade with students and staff about the benefits it brings producers in developing countries.

Principal Professor Petra Wend said: "In our increasingly challenging global marketplace it's important that education institutions embrace the concept of fairness in international trading.

"QMU focuses on improving quality of life.

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"It's therefore fitting that QMU uses its own purchasing power responsibly with the aim of positively impacting on the rights and dignity of producers in developing countries."