Fairtrade University
We have been a Fairtrade University since 2013.

In autumn 2012, students took the initiative to apply for a Fairtrade title for the university, and the management took up the proposal. Supporting Fairtrade is a concrete way to support sustainable development and make procurement practices more responsible.

As a Fairtrade University, we are committed to promoting the use and availability of Fairtrade certified products in our procurement and to raising awareness of Fairtrade and its importance in global production and consumption relations.

Fair Trade coffee and tea

Thousands of cups of coffee and tea are consumed at the University every day, so the choice of brand matters. The coffee and tea served at official University events is always Fairtrade certified. The selection has been agreed with HYY Restaurants, Fazer Amica and Sodexo.

HYY Restaurants supplies more than half of all coffee and tea served at University premises and events. The aim of all the contracted restaurants is to increase the range of Fairtrade products available in their establishments.

The Fairtrade team is planning activities

The Fairtrade team plans and implements the University of Helsinki's Fairtrade activities, such as communication, campaign weeks and theme days. It is responsible for planning and monitoring the implementation of the University's Fair Trade strategy. The team includes representatives of the University's restaurants and university services, research and teaching staff, and students. The work is carried out in cooperation with the Student Union of the University of Helsinki and restaurant operators.