Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Cadbury Celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

Cadbury Celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

Cadbury is helping to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual nationwide celebration of all things fair trade that starts today. Cadbury has a long tradition of being pioneers in sustainable chocolate production and their Cadbury Dairy Milk® products have been Fairtrade Certified™ since 2010.

The theme of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is ‘The Power of You’, signifying the power of consumers to do something amazing, and have the power to help farmers build better futures for themselves and improve working conditions around the world.

Cadbury New Zealand Managing Director, Alastair de Raadt says the company has an ongoing commitment to use Fairtrade Certified™ cocoa in Cadbury Dairy Milk.

“Cadbury is incredibly proud to provide Fairtrade Certified™ Cadbury Dairy Milk® to kiwi consumers by ensuring Fairtrade Certified™ cocoa is a key ingredient in our signature block chocolate.”

“The Fairtrade cocoa that Cadbury buys comes from Ghana and makes a huge difference to 85,000 farmers. In the last 12 months, Cadbury has sold 7 million chocolate products in New Zealand, which is more than half of New Zealand’s Fairtrade chocolate sales,” said Alastair.

Fairtrade is a unique, independent system providing farmers with the security of fair minimum prices for their produce and additional investment for social, environmental and economic development in their communities.

Through Fairtrade, farmers receive a fair price for their produce; plus a Fairtrade Premium which the farmer co-operatives can then reinvest in their local community to improve education, healthcare services and farming practices and equipment.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news