We are delighted to announce that Borges & Scott have won a Silver Award in the Retail category of the South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016! The South West Fairtrade Business Awards recognise and celebrate those businesses in the region that use and promote Fairtrade products.
The results were announced at a ceremony on Friday 11th March at the @Bristol Science Centre, and our Director, David Scott, was presented with the award by ethical beauty and wellbeing expert, Liz Earle MBE.
We at Borges & Scott are thrilled to be recognised for our commitment to conducting our business in an ethical and compassionate manner. We have built long-term relationships with our producers and their communities in Ecuador; our workers are are paid a fair wage and we pay fair prices for our raw materials. Usually long term contracts are involved which then enable the community to plan ahead, confident that a fair, fixed price will be paid.
Businesses that use and sell Fairtrade products make a significant contribution to reducing poverty in developing countries and helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Fairtrade also enables businesses to achieve the transparency in supply chains demanded by the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Borges & Scott are proud to be a member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Suppliers) www.bristolfairtrade.org.uk
(Photo courtesy of Jon Craig Photography)