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The Fair Traders Cooperative Share

£20.00Product code: CA1599

Join The Fair Traders Co-operative – the co-operative with a difference, making a difference. Read on this site about the benefits of becoming a member.

Upon purchase you will receive by post a membership share certificate, along with a printed copy of the membership terms and conditions. Read frequently asked questions.

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How your membership contributes
Your membership contributes to:
– supporting pioneering sustainable suppliers
– providing a direct supporting retail partner to disadvantaged communities
– providing consumers with informed choice through our unique sustainability assessment
– creating a retail offering to customers which consists entirely of fairly traded and ethical products from responsible
suppliers
– supporting enterprise projects of other fair trade organisations, co-operatives, school and community groups

Membership benefits
– earn points on every purchase, currently equivalent to 1.0%
– participate in electronic voting on priorities, policy and board elections
– participation in online Fair Traders Forum
– volunteer for specific campaigns or projects
– opportunity to nominate a school, college community group, local fair trade shop or supplier as a corporate member
– volunteer for specific campaigns or projects
– introduction to worldwide community of like-minded individuals and organisations through the Online Forum
– opportunity to contribute to our blog
– share your fair trade photos and videos

How to apply
1. Decide how many shares you wish to buy. You can buy a minimum of one at £20 up to a maximum of 1000 shares.
2. Read the Terms and Conditions below.
3. Complete your purchase online enterning your personal details. If purchasing on behalf of a company, please also include your personal name, stating your position in the company, as well as providing the company address.
4. If you prefer to apply by post, simply download the application form and send by post along with your payment.
5. Once you have completed an online purchase, you will receive an order confirmation by return email. We will then send the Share certificate by post.

Terms & Conditions
Please read the attached documents – Share Offer Document andApplication Form Document. Important Money invested in shares is fully at risk. If the Society fails, shareholders may lose some or all of the money invested. Before investing you should be clear about the key risks and we recommend reading our latest Directors report and accounts for more information (available on request from info@thefairtraderscooperative.co.uk).

In purchasing membership shares online, you are confirming that you have read the attached documents and are agreeing to the following:
I am 16 years of age and live in the UK
I have read and understood the terms and conditions of membership.

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