Howard Lake | 26 July 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Consumers worldwide spent 1,6 billion Euros on Fairtrade Certified Products in 2006, according to Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO). This is a 41% increase on the previous year, directly benefiting over 1,4 million producers and workers worldwide.The growth in product sales was matched by an increase in the number of licensees (companies that sell the final packaged Fairtrade Products) in 2006 from 1514 to 1954, with some companies making major commitments to supporting Fairtrade.UK supermarket Sainsbury’s announced the conversion of its entire banana range to 100 per cent Fairtrade Certified last December. Marks & Spencer, another UK retailer, responded to its customers’ desire for ethical products when it converted its entire tea and coffee range to Fairtrade in April 2006. Global retailer and franchiser Dunkin Donuts adopted a policy of 100% Fairtrade espresso coffee in Northern America and Europe. In September 2006, Insomnia Coffee Company in Ireland announced that all coffee served from outlets across the country would be 100 per cent Fairtrade Certified and Scandic and Hilton, one of Sweden’s major hotel chains, announced in October that it would switch all its coffee to Fairtrade. Advertisement Global Fairtrade sales increase by 40% in 2006 Tagged with: Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Board Certification program aimed at government lawyers is in the works October 1, 2005 Regular News Board Certification program aimed at government lawyers is in the works The Government Lawyer Section, with consultation from the Administrative Law and the Environmental and Land Use Law sections, is pursuing the first certification program aimed at government attorneys.Section Chair Pamela Chichon told the Bar Board of Governors recently the plan is before the Board of Legal Education and Specialization and could come to the board by the end of the year.The new category would be called the State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice certification area.“The government lawyers are very excited about this,” Chichon said.The new certification would end frustration for government lawyers who want to be certified, but can’t find another certification area appropriate to their practice, she said.Government lawyers practice in incredibly diverse areas, from prosecutors and public defenders to administrative forums to being general counsels, and are lawyers who practice in nearly every field of law, Chichon said.“We all basically have the same client. The government is our client; the taxpayers are our clients; you are our clients,” she said.On other activities, Chichon said the section is planning a repeat of its successful Federal Seminar from two years ago, and it will be held again in Washington, D.C. The April 19-22 event will feature special tours of the White House and Capitol, as well as attendance at oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court.The section is also planning a seminar in February on public records and another at the Bar’s June Annual Meeting on practicing before the Supreme Court.