Sandays was proud to be awarded silver in the accommodation category of the 2014 Devon Fairtrade Business Awards.
THE FAIRTRADE MARK MEANS THAT:
A minimum price is paid to producers covering their costs of production.
The producers receive an additional Fairtrade premium, an extra amount of money to invest in their communities on economic, social or environmental projects.
Workers on farms also get rights under Fairtrade like decent wages, and they are allowed to join unions.
Producers in Fairtrade cooperatives always get a democratic say in any decisions – women included.
HOW IS SANDAYS INVOLVED?
We use Fairtrade food wherever possible. This includes the coffee, various teas, sugar sachets, small biscuits and hot chocolate in our guest bedrooms.
It also includes the coffee, tea, sugar and bananas at breakfast and any other items we can source. Whenever we have a choice when buying for the B&B we select the Fairtrade option.
We use some fairtrade cotton goods such as aprons and tea towels.
We are members of the Dawlish Friends of Fairtrade. Carole attends the local meetings and is involved in local events to raise awareness among the general public.
Guests at Sandays are always informed about anything that is going on locally and Fairtrade events are no exception! We liaise with local traders including our local Cooperative and Sainsburys, both of which stock a great range of products.
The Dawlish Friends group provide advice and practical help to local schools working to achieve Fairtrade status. They also network with other groups around Devon and discuss national issues. Take a look at the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DawlishFairtradeFriends