Resources for the Buy Right campaign
You can also order some ‘enough is enough’ action cards, and join the national mass lobby calling on university senior management to commit to joining the Worker Rights Consortium. Or sign the online petition.
If you’re really passionate about putting an end to sweatshop labour then you might want to take on one of our volunteer roles, as a Buy Right Activist, a Buy Right Activism Coordinator, or a Media and Communications Champion.
Running Your Campaign
Our Guide to Sweatshops will inform you about the horrific conditions for sweatshop workers and help you inspire others.
Bring a Buy Right Motion to your Student Union.
Read our Guide to working with trade unions for tips on how to work with trade unions on your campus.
Understanding the issues
- A good place to start is the Poverty Aware Procurement on Campus project. It shows how university procurement can protect human rights and reduce poverty. Get the 14 Information Sheets that show how to do pro-poor procurement throughout many areas that universities buy from. Watch videos that show why it is important and download guidance showing how to implement pro-poor and pro-human rights procurement.
Download a full and in depth explanation of how the WRC works and why it is important, written by our friends at Labour Behind the Label.
Download the Guide to Buy Right for Sabbatical Officers.
Download a shocking report by War on Want on conditions in the global garment industry, an industry that our universities buy from every day.
Make IT Fair have lots of good reports on electronics supply chains.
Promoting Your Campaign
Here are some materials to help promote Buy Right on your campus. If you produce any posters, stickers or any other cool materials that other groups could use then send Jim or Ruth a copy, and we’ll put them up.
The “I’d Rather Go Naked…” Stencil (originally made for the Week of Naked Action)
Resources for Procurement Staff and elected student officers
Are you an elected student officer and want to use your time to defend human rights and reduce poverty? Download our Guide to Buy Right for Sabbatical Officers with three simple steps showing you how.
Talk to the experts, at the Sustainable Procurement Centre of Excellence, a new project funded by the government, aimed at making demonstrable changes to the way HEIs embed sustainable procurement into their standard procedures, practices and policies.
Have a look at the brilliant Poverty Aware Procurement on Campus project. This shows how university procurement can protect human rights and reduce poverty. Get the 14 Information Sheets that show how to do pro-poor procurement throughout many areas that universities buy from. Watch videos that show why it is important and download guidance showing how to implement pro-poor and pro-human rights procurement.
Traidcraft have recently produced a report showing how procurement professionals can help reduce poverty and promote development.
The Buy Fair Handbook gives clear and useful advice for public authorities that want to buy Fair Trade products.