The session will begin at 6pm for registration, refreshments, and networking and will finish at approximately 8.30pm.
Our Speakers - The Fairtrade Foundation
Emma Sundt has worked at The Fairtrade Foundation for 2 years, currently managing the day-to-day relationship with key retailers such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. This involves ensuring retailers are enabled and encouraged to develop opportunities for Fairtrade producers, through stocking more products and driving sales by developing awareness of Fairtrade and surrounding issues.
Alongside this, she also manages the product areas of Fairtrade sugar and also ice-cream made with Fairtrade ingredients. Hence, she was heavily involved with the Tate & Lyle conversion project, and continues to develop commercial opportunities with Fairtrade sugar. She previously worked at Procter & Gamble for 3 years as a Business Development Manager.
Christine joined the Fairtrade Foundation in October 2008 as a Business Development Manager. Prior to this she spent 15 years working in the grocery industry, mostly with Tate & Lyle as a national account manager for the major multiple retailers. Her role at the Fairtrade Foundation is to work closely with retailers and wholesalers to maximise the opportunities for Fairtrade in the multiple and convenience markets. Christine works 3 days a week, mainly from home, and has three young children to keep her busy the rest of the time.
Reena joined the Fairtrade Foundation in November 2008 as a Business Development Manager in the Commercial Relations Team. Her main responsibilities are to develop and manage the Fairtrade tea, juice and herbs and spice categories. She is also involved in the Fairtrade at Work Initiative aiming to increase the use of Fairtrade products in workplaces. She did a degree in Economics and Business Management and started her career at BT plc where she worked within the Procurement and Supply Chain Division. Reena is originally from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and enjoys travelling and photography.
The Fairtrade Foundation
The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards. The Foundation was established in 1992 and is the UK member of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO), which unites 21 labelling initiatives across Europe, Japan, North America, Mexico and Australia/New Zealand as well as networks of producer organisations from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Foundation’s mission is to work with businesses, community groups and individuals to improve the trading position of producer organisations in the South and to deliver sustainable livelihoods for farmers, workers and their communities.
Our vision is of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential. To achieve this vision, Fairtrade seeks to transform trading structures and practices in favour of the poor and disadvantaged. By facilitating trading partnerships based on equity and transparency, Fairtrade contributes to sustainable development for marginalised producers, workers and their communities. Through demonstration of alternatives to conventional trade and other forms of advocacy, the Fairtrade movement empowers citizens to campaign for an international trade system based on justice and fairness.
Our four key areas of activity are:
- Providing an independent certification of the trade chain, licensing use of the FAIRTRADE Mark as a consumer guarantee on product.
- Facilitating the market to grow demand for Fairtrade and enable producers to sell to traders and retailers.
- Working with our partners to support producer organisations and their network.
- Raising public awareness of the need for Fairtrade and the importance of the FAIRTRADE Mark.
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