How does a Borough gain Fairtrade status?

Fairtrade status is achieved by meeting the criteria set by the Fairtrade Foundation. Once these have been met then the Borough can regard itself as a Fairtrade Borough. In brief it requires that there are a minimum number of retailers, catering establishments and organisations that stock or serve Fairtrade goods in the area. The exact numbers required of each are proportionate to the size and population of the Borough.