Old Course, St Andrews

Fair Trade at the Open

Fairtrade comes to the Open Championship. Read all about it.

We are delighted that at this year's 150th Open Championships in St Andrews, The R&A decided that all tea and coffee sold to the public would be Fairtrade.  The caterers, Sodexo Prestige, have told us that they sold the following Fairtrade products:


  • 17,500 cups of tea,
  • 12,500 cups of coffee,
  • 800 cups of hot chocolate
  • 4000 bars of chocolate
  • sundry other snacks. 

The R&A has also become a Club which offers Fairtrade beverages to its members and workforce.  This has been a major success for the St Andrews Fairtrade Town Campaign and other major sporting events in Scotland may look to emulate this success.

Updated: 26th August 2010