FOI Request - Fairtrade
Could you please provide data on Moray Council‘s total annual spend on fair trade goods?
Could you break it down by vendor name; whether they were contracted/non-contracted; description of item(s) purchased; and the total value per order? I’ve attached an example below for further clarification.
Example of data breakdown
Vendor Name Contracted/Non-contracted 2 Description
Could you also include items purchased for resale?
I am aware that, given potential limitations, you may only be able to capture spend where purchasers have specifically used such terms as “fair” and “trade”, “fairtrade” or “fairly” and “traded” in their requisitions, and so items where buyers have used catalogue item numbers will not be reflected in the data. I will be sure to state these issues in my research paper.
As a final request, could you also attach your current general policy on the procurement of fairly and ethically traded goods and services, in line with section 15(5)(b)(v) of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014?
In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that all of the requested information is not held as not all Fairtrade purchases are recorded with a description that allows us to identify them. However we can advise that Catering purchase Fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar from Ideal Vending and Coffee and also from Brake Brothers Ltd.
Information on the Council's commitment to Fairtrade can be found on the Council's website here.