5 posts categorized "Fair trade"

May 17, 2010

Our social, ethical and environmental responsibility

Manchester Vending is dedicated to carrying out its operations in a socially responsible manner. We consider ethical and environmental factors as being integral to the long term sustainability of our business. 

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December 06, 2009

Our company's social responsibility

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Manchester Vending is dedicated to carrying out its operations in a socially responsible manner. We consider ethical and environmental factors as being integral to the long term sustainability of our business. 

Our Work in the Community

Involvement in the local community is of paramount importance. Where practical we will recruit locally; make links with other local businesses; work with schools in the locality and source goods and services from local suppliers...

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July 22, 2009

Snacking with a Social Conscience

Cocoa-farmer-in-Ghana-001According to a story in today's issue of The Guardian...


Cadbury's is quietly undergoing one of the biggest changes in its nearly 200-year history of chocolate-making, as the first Fairtrade bars rolled off its production line. Britain's biggest-selling chocolate bar becoming a Fairtrade product is the equivalent of finding the golden ticket for a movement that has been at the fringes of the retail sector for the last 15 years. 

We at Manvend.com welcome the news that Cadbury's has joined the free trade movement - a movement we have championed for over a decade. Find out more about our fair trade vending campaign.

January 15, 2009

Fairtrade: Not just a passing fad

Uganda_tea FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS are all the rage these days. As consumers and industry leaders become increasingly aware of how the food and drink they consume is made, Fairtrade is no passing fad. Manufacturers and suppliers of commodities such as coffee, tea and chocolate are increasingly under pressure to supply Fairtrade products.  Manchester Vending Services however are proud to be pioneers – supplying Fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar in vending for over twenty years, with the Overseas Development Minister at the time, Claire Short applauding their lead in supporting Fairtrade vending. Managing Director, John Broderick explains: “The  Managing Director, John Broderick explains: “The ability to make ethical choices as a consumer has long been one of our core beliefs,” he said. “But when we started out talking about getting a fair deal, not many people were interested… Now more people are listening.”

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October 03, 2007

Black Gold: Exposing the truth about the coffee industry

Packshot-large We at Manchester Vending have long supported fair trade coffee. A new movie called Black Gold exposes the very injustices we lead the fight against.

As westerners revel in designer lattes and cappuccinos, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. In this eye-opening expose of the multi-billion dollar industry, Black Gold traces one man's fight for a fair price... READ MORE