RESOLUTION

Recognizing and Commending

Fair Trade Philadelphia

For Its Commitment to Economic Equality for  Workers and Sustainable

Production Practices for the Environment

 

WHEREAS, Fair trade Philadelphia is a group of citizens who have come together to promote Fair Trade in the City of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Fair Trade is a market based economic system through which workers, artisans and farmers are paid a living wage for their work and producers and farmers use environmentally sustainable production and farming practices; and

 

WHEREAS, Fair Trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system; and

 

WHEREAS, Fair Trade supports farmers and craftspeople who are socially and economically marginalized. These producers

Lack economic opportunity and often face steep hurdles in finding markets and customers for their goods; and

 

WHEREAS, At the core of the Fair Trade model is a direct, cooperative and in-depth relationship between buyers and sellers

That keeps all of the principles of Fair Trade at the forefront; and

 

WHEREAS, Fairly traded-clothing, coffee, tea, food, furniture, housewares, jewelry and many other products are available from Fair Trade organizations located here and abroad; and

 

WHEREAS, Fairly Traded goods results in stronger communities, financial resources for nutrition and healthcare costs,

Empowerment of the poor – especially women and protection of the environment; and

 

WHEREAS, A “Fair Trade City” is one that encourages the purchase of Fair trade certified products by City agencies and

City contractors and publicizes its Fair Trade policy through the media and City websites, now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, Hereby recognizes and commends Fair

Trade Philadelphia for its efforts to increase consumer awareness and commitment to poor farming communities and artisans around the world and encourages the City’s Office of Sustainability and Department of Procurement to support and practice the policies of Fair Trade and to promote Fair trade Practices among local businesses and organizations.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to Fair Trade Philadelphia as a

Sincere expression of City Council’s appreciation.

 

CERTIFICATION: This is a true and correct copy of the original Resolution adopted by the Council

Of the City of Philadelphia on the twenty sixth of February, 2015.

 

President of City Council

Introduced by:

Blondell Reynolds Brown for Darrell L. Clarke

 

Sponsored by Councilmembers

Darrell L. Clarke                   W. Wilson Goode, Jr.   Ed Neilson

Blondell Reynolds Brown    William K. Greenlee    Dennis O’Brien

Jannie L. Blackwell               Curtis Jones, Jr.            Maria D. Quinones Sanchez