Leading Fairtrade Workplaces

Leading Fairtrade Workplaces in Ireland

Crean Salley Architects

“A coffee break has more than once led to that ground breaking moment on a project, where all the pieces come together or a problem’s solution is suddenly found. Knowing that the coffee, tea, and sugar we are using to fuel our ground breaking moments are having a profound and positive impact on the people who produce them as well makes it all the more magic”

Laura Duggan, Crean Salley Architects

ReDiscovery Centre

“As an innovative social enterprise dedicated to turning waste materials into new products, the Rediscovery Centre is committed to sustainable production both in what we create and consume. We recognise that investing in Fairtrade is investing in sustainability and are proud to be a Fairtrade Workplace”

Roger, Operations Manager Rediscovery Centre

Union of Students in Ireland

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have always striven to ensure equal opportunities of access for students, combated against exploitative natures of work with few rights or stability, and been at the forefront of social change in Ireland. The products we use in our workplace should reflect our ethos and that is why we choose Fairtrade.

We advocate on behalf of students, amplifying their voice. Fairtrade does this for farmers and workers, giving them a stronger say in decision making. Buying Fairtrade makes huge differences to farmers and that’s why we will be strengthening the knowledge and awareness of Fairtrade practices among our members as well as choosing Fairtrade at work.”

Aisling Cusack, VP for Equality and Citizenship USI

Westside Resource Centre

“Westside  Resource  Centre  is  a  charitable  organisation  working  to  enhance  and  develop  our  local  community.  We  are  committed  to  Fairtrade  because  it  brings  benefits  to  communities  in  the  developing  world  and  helps  to  raise  awareness  here  at  home.”

James Coyne, Resource Centre Manager WRC

Waterford One World Centre

“Waterford One World Centre is dedicated to supporting Fairtrade and we are embedded in the principals of sustainability, empathy, solidarity, and aims to contribute to a community that recognises and acts on issues of justice and equality. Through our work on Fairtrade we are enabling people to use their power as consumers for positive social change. We are totally committed to using Fairtrade products in our workplace”

Newton Squared 90 Ltd

“We are a Cork IT company with a diverse workforce (nearly half the staff coming from different countries around the world) and its important for us to support the most widely recognized ethical label in the world. We are committed to providing Fairtrade products to our staff who recognize that by participating they have a hand in ensuring a more future for farmers, labourers, and the environment.”

Sile Murphy, Office Manager NS90


“Carmichael is a support hub for nonprofits with 47 fantastic organizations based in our Centre. We see first hand the impact and leverage that a collective of small actions can have in transforming lives and society. Carmichael becoming a Fairtrade workplace is a simple and straightforward step that will contribute in transforming the lives of the farmers and their communities that are part of the Fairtrade.”

Diarmaid O’Corrbui, CEO of Carmichael

Bewley’s Grafton Street

“We believe in being ethical and responsible in everything we do and conducting our business in a manner that improves the health of the planet and the lives of all those we deal with. In 2016 we celebrated our 20th year of involvement with Fairtrade Ireland.

After being the first company to introduce a Fairtrade product onto the Irish market, we decided that by the end of 2016 we would further grow our direct links with coffee producers in developing countries by converting 100% of our branded fresh coffee to Fairtrade. We’re proud of our progress but there’s always more work to be done. We constantly review our practices and set new sustainability goals. Whether it’s new low energy usage coffee equipment or a reduction on packaging weight.”

Leesha Kenny, Sales and Marketing Manager Bewley’s