Fairtrade Fire Brigade
12 Dec 2007
Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has recently installed a Fairtrade vending machine for the staff to enjoy at its headquarters.
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Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has recently installed a Fairtrade vending machine for the staff to enjoy at its headquarters. Initially the team wanted only a Fairtrade ‘option’ to be added to their existing vending machine but in the end they went for an alternative supplier that was entirely Fairtrade.
All drinks, including chocolate, tea and coffee will bear the Mark that ‘guarantees a better deal for producers of the Developing World’. They are now in the process of changing their confectionery machines to also include Fairtrade produce.
Deputy chief fire officer Chris Large says: ‘All our hot drinks sold through our vending machine are Fairtrade and for us this is the obvious and right choice to make. We know that the coffee has been ethically sourced, is certified organic and is environmentally friendly.’
Mick Feather, learning and development coordinator, says: ‘East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is very supportive of Fairtrade and in making Eastbourne a Fairtrade town. We urge all local businesses, particularly in the public sector, to follow our example.’
Contact: East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, 20 Upperton Road, Eastbourne,
East Sussex BN21 1EU
Story Eastbourne Herald
Photo: Jo Fowler, Frank Maura, Danny Sherman, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Chris Large and Lisa Tennant at the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Upperton Road in Eastbourne. Photo: — East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
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