Stockholm is a Fairtrade City
Stockholm shall be a sustainable city; environmentally, socially and economically. By acting fairly, we contribute to fair living conditions globally.
The City of Stockholm has a long tradition of being a humane city and a role model in sustainable development. It became a Fairtrade City in May 2016 – which is proof that this work has produced results.
Fairtrade City is a diploma awarded to municipalities that are committed to fair trade and ethical consumption. The purpose of Fairtrade City is to bring several actors together in a municipality, in order to collaborate for fairer trade. By acting locally, the City can contribute globally to improving conditions for producers in countries with widespread poverty.
There are many reasons why the Fairtrade City diploma is important for Stockholm: One is to acknowledge the fact that more and more Stockholmers are showing a high level of social engagement and want to contribute to social and ecological sustainability, in Stockholm and in the world.