UK: Fairtrade Foundation receives Ruban d'Honneur Award
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The Fairtrade Foundation is one of two British recipients of the Ruban d’Honneur Award for Corporate Sustainability in the European Business Awards. The Fairtrade Foundation, which works with over 450 licensees in the UK, beat hundreds of businesses to win the accolade, and is delighted that the efforts of farmers, campaigners, British shoppers and retailers within the Fairtrade movement have been recognised in this way. The European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC is an independent awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community, in line with the broad aims of the European Union and business representative groups across the member states.
Harriet Lamb, Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation said: „This tremendous accolade is a tribute to the dedication and energy of the millions of farmers and workers, campaigners, business and everyday shoppers who comprise the worldwide Fairtrade movement. It’s great that their commitment to tipping the balance in favour of better terms of trade for developing world producers is recognised in us receiving this honour.“ All Ruban d’Honneur recipients now appear before a third judging panel of academics, heads of state, industrialists, entrepreneurs and media commentators from across the 27 member European States. The final winner of the Sustainability category will be announced at an awards ceremony on 16 November, 2010.
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