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Malmö wins second fair and ethical trade award

The Swedish city of Malmö is the winner of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021. Malmö received this honour at a hybrid ceremony live-streamed from Ghent, Belgium in October.

The Swedish city of Malmö is the winner of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021. Malmö received this honour at a hybrid ceremony live-streamed from Ghent, Belgium in October.

Malmö won for its holistic approach to integrating fair and ethical trade into its multicultural community of consumers, businesses and civil society, innovative policies and a forward-looking strategy. The city has demonstrated its commitment to tackling new challenges such as circular production, human rights due diligence, and ultimately making it “easy for everyone in the city to do the right thing” − which is the city’s motto. Both the EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis and the ITC Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton commended Malmö for the excellent example it is setting for other cities. Malmö takes the title from the inaugural winner Ghent, and will hold the honour throughout 2021.

The T4SD Programme will provide technical assistance to implement a development project with Malmö, proposed by the city as part of the winning bid. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade will support ITC with €100,000 to help implement the project.

In addition to Malmö, five other cities in Germany, Sweden and Poland were awarded Special Mentions for their achievements and outstanding efforts concerning fair and ethical trade. These winning cities will expand the Network of EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade. More information about these cities, their achievements and the Network can be found at the www.trade-city-award.eu website.

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