The Fair Trade Policy establishes how Macquarie University will embed Fair Trade products into its business practices whilst also complying with relevant legislation.
|To outline how Macquarie University will embed Fair Trade products into its business practices whilst also complying with relevant legislation.|
Macquarie University (the University) assigns great importance to its role within global society and is committed to making environmentally and socially responsible changes by incorporating sustainability into its actions and practices. While the University has adopted sustainable purchasing through its Procurement Policy, this policy specifically addresses the concept of Fair Trade products.
The purpose is to allow Fair Trade producers to enjoy a better standard of living. By adopting a Fair Trade policy Macquarie University is making a clear statement towards ethical practices.DEFINITION
Fair Trade: products that have been produced in an ethically responsible manner. That is, those who produce the products are paid a fair price for the work undertaken. This is in contrast to many products which are made where workers receive remuneration well below the poverty line. Refer to Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand for a more detailed understanding.
|The policy applies to any staff, student, visitor or contractor who is responsible for purchasing products for the business of the University.|
|Macquarie University is committed to supporting, using and promoting Fair Trade products. It will confirm that commitment by:
All staff and students of Macquarie University will be actively encouraged to support the Fair Trade Policy.COMPLIANCE AND BREACHES
The University may commence applicable disciplinary procedures if a person to whom this Policy applies breaches this Policy (or any of its related procedures).
|Contact Officer||Director of Sustainability|
|Date Approved||20 November 2014|
Vice-President Finance and Resources
|Date of Commencement||20 November 2014|
27 February 2020 - Approval Authority updated to Vice-President Finance and Resources in accordance with University Delegations of Authority.
12 September 2019 – Minor amendment: reference to Procurement Handbook updated to Procurement Policy, and removed reference to rescinded Purchasing Procedure.
29 May 2017 - updated Approval Authority from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
|Date for Next Review||November 2017|
|Related Documents||Procurement Policy
Sustainability Policy / Procedure
|Policies / Rules Superseded by this Policy||Fair Trade Policy approved 22 October 2009|
|Keywords||Fair Trade, Ethical Purchasing, Purchasing, Sustainability, CSR|