Fair trade spend: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

  • Could you please provide data on the Scottish Government’s total annual spend on fair trade goods throughout each of the past two annual accounts? (i.e. data from both 2020-2021 and 2021-2022).
  • Could you break it down by vendor name; whether they were contracted/non-contracted; description of item(s) purchased; and the total value per order?
  • As a final request, could you also attach your current general policy on the procurement of fairly and ethically traded goods and services, in line with section 15(5)(b)(v) of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014?


Please find the breakdown of the figures for the financial years requested at Appendix A. All products are purchased by the Catering supplier through the companies listed in Appendix A.

A link to the current Scottish Government procurement strategy, which includes the information requested in your final request, is given below.

Scottish Government procurement strategy: April 2022 to March 2024 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

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The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.

FOI - 202200328472 - Appendix A


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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