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Fair Trade Nation Criteria

In order to achieve fair trade nation status, Scotland had to meet a number of criteria to show that people had sufficent knowledge and interest in fair trade.  The overall aims and the measurable criteria that Scotland achieved are outlined below:

Aims

  • To increase awareness of Fair Trade and surrounding issues
  • To increase the sale of Fair Trade products
  • To contribute to greater trade justice
  • To engender a meaningful commitment to Fair Trade from Parliament and executive bodies

 

Measurable Countrywide Criteria

Criteria targets

Status

100% of counties/local authority areas have active Fair Trade groups working towards Fairtrade status

Target met: 100% of counties/local authority areas have active groups working towards Fairtrade status

55% of local authority areas have Fairtrade status with 10% annual increase in following years

Target met: 56% of local authority areas have achieved Fairtrade status. 

All cities have Fair Trade City status

Target met: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling and Perth.

Minimum 55% of towns (based on GROS figures of towns with a population of 5,000 or more at 2001) have active Fair Trade groups working towards Fairtrade status

Target exceeded: 88 of the 156 towns in Scotland (which equates to 56%) either have Fairtrade status or have active groups working towards achieving this.

60% of higher education institutions have active Fair Trade groups working towards Fairtrade status

Target exceeded: 74% of higher education institutions have such a group

 

Increase by 5% each year the proportion of the population who know about Fair Trade (initially a target of 50%, ultimately reaching 75%)

Target exceeded: 81% of the population* have heard of Fair Trade.

75% of people buying a Fair Trade product every year

Target exceeded: 78% of the population* reported they are buying Fair Trade products at least once a year

40% of people regularly buying Fair Trade products

Target exceeded: 62% of the population* reported they are regularly buying (at least once a month) Fair Trade products

* From a representative sample of the population.