We were awarded Fairtrade University status in September 2013, a year earlier than our initial target date.
We continue to look at ways to incorporate further sustainability credentials within food provisions on the Cranfield campus and also within large-scale projects.
We now incorporate sustainability considerations within scoring criteria for tenders over £250,000 in value.
Fairtrade steering group
Chaired by Ian Sibbald, this group has been specifically set up to identify how we can increase the availability of Fairtrade products on campus and look at broader sustainable food concerns.
We host Fairtrade Fortnight on an annual basis. During this fortnight, we host a variety of talks and events including talks from Zaytoun, the Fairtrade Foundation and other speakers.
We also host Fairtrade bake sales, film nights and stalls from Fairtrade suppliers.
For further information please contact the Cranfield Green team.
Sustainable food on campus
When utilising meat, dairy and fish products, we aim to ensure that they are sustainably sourced, using organic produce over conventional produce wherever possible. For example, our fish supplier offers a good selection of MSC approved seafood, our poultry is Red Tractor approved and we serve Fairtrade products where practicable. Our highest value supplier is audited by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and provides traceability through a sustainable supply chain.