Kirklees has been successful in renewing its Fairtrade Borough status, as well as Fairtrade Town status for Huddersfield.
With lots of events and activities regularly taking place across the borough, as well as three new Fairtrade status schools in the area, Kirklees continues to drive the campaign for Fairtrade forward.
Fairtrade status was awarded to Kirklees in 2011 after a sustained campaign which started in 2009 by a steering committee made up of Kirklees councillors, council officers, voluntary sector representatives,
University of Huddersfield, Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, the Huddersfield branch of the Co-operative Party and work by a group called the Young Ethical Pioneers.
There are a number of areas, groups and organisations in Kirklees with Fairtrade status.