House of Commons
SAINSBURY'S AND THE FAIRTRADE MARK
EDM #142
Tabled 06 July 2017
2017-18 Session
That this House deeply regrets the decision by the supermarket Sainsbury's to drop the Fairtrade mark for its own-brand tea and develop its own certification scheme; notes that the Fairtrade Foundation is a respected organisation and part of a global network that strives to ensure that farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal for their produce; considers the distinctive and globally-recognised Fairtrade mark to be synonymous with ethical trade and quality for UK consumers; further notes that, in 2015, the UK Fairtrade market was worth an estimated £1.6 billion in retail sales, generating an estimated £29.8 million in Fairtrade Premium, a communal fund for workers and farmers to use, as they see fit, to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions; notes that the Fairtrade Standard protects workers' basic rights, including ensuring a safe working environment, the right to join a trade union and negotiate with their employer on wages and conditions, and prohibits discrimination and forced or illegal child labour; considers the Fairtrade Foundation to have a proven track record over 25 years of making a real and significant difference to the lives of farmers and workers, and of supporting better farming, strong cooperatives and investment in collective assets to improve crops and yields; and urges other supermarkets to remain with and strengthen their commitment to Fairtrade certification.

Signatures (65)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
20 July 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2017
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
11 July 2017
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
06 July 2017
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
12 July 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
11 July 2017
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
06 July 2017
Drew, Dr David
Labour
06 July 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
06 July 2017
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2017
Flynn, Paul
Labour
06 July 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
12 July 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
06 July 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
06 July 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
12 October 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
17 July 2017
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2017
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
17 July 2017
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
06 July 2017
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2017
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
06 July 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
05 September 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
12 July 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
09 October 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
10 July 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
11 July 2017
Mearns, Ian
Labour
06 July 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2017
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
12 July 2017
O'Mara, Jared
Labour
09 October 2017
Pollard, Luke
Labour
06 July 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
06 July 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
13 July 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Smith, Angela
Labour
10 July 2017
Smith, Laura
Labour
06 July 2017
Snell, Gareth
Labour
11 July 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
17 July 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
10 July 2017
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2017
Streeting, Wes
Labour
06 July 2017
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
06 July 2017
Walker, Thelma
Labour
11 July 2017
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
27 November 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion