During Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, South Lanarkshire's Fairtrade Zone status was officially confirmed. One hundred cafes, shops and outlets are now selling or serving Fairtrade goods in 18 towns and villages in South Lanarkshire.
This commitment from businesses, backing from the active Fairtrade towns and their communities, and the council’s own support of ethical trading, has helped South Lanarkshire renew its Fairtrade Zone status for the first time since 2013. In addition, the council has implemented a range of initiatives in its own venues and for its workforce, and the authority’s Procurement Strategy commits to ‘strive to offer ethically sourced, fairly traded and organic produce wherever possible’. Further information about the South Lanarkshire Fairtrade Zone is available here.