- It fizzes with Fairtrade sugar from the Kasinthula Cooperative in Malawi and from the Kaleya Cooperative in Zambia
- This means that every time you drink an Ubuntu Cola you are directly taking part in the Fairtrade movement – contributing to long term development and real opportunities for African communities
Carbonated water, Fairtrade sugar, Colour: sulphite ammonia caramel, acidifier, phosphoric acid. Flavour: caffeine, potassium sorbate, natural flavours.
Nutritional Values (per 100ml):
Energy178KJ / 42 Kcal
(kcal) per bottle 211 calories
WHAT IS UBUNTU?
Ubuntu: [ubu ntu] n. S African. humanity or fellow feeling; kindness.
Trans: "I am what I am because of who we all are"
"Ubuntu is the essence of being human. I am human because I belong, and my humanity is bound to yours."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Ubuntu binds together many sub-Saharan societies. It’s a give-and-take concept where everyone depends on everyone else; it links everyone and everything is shared. Nobody is left wanting.
We are Ubuntu
Our idea is to base our company on the concept of Ubuntu – each person participates so that each benefits. We want to make Fairtrade accessible to more people: our delicious refreshing soft drinks will enable more people to join in the Fairtrade movement and support the African communities where the ingredients are grown.
And that’s not all. Each year we’ll give at least 15% of our company’s profits to the Ubuntu Africa Program. Ubuntu is all about sharing and we passionately believe in sharing our success with the people who are the very soul of the company: the farmers and their families growing the sugar cane, and the people of Malawi.
The money will be used to:
- Support the sugar producers and their communities
- Encourage projects showing real entrepreneurship and creative ways to tackle poverty
WHAT IS FAIRTRADE?
Products with the Fairtrade mark help developing world’s farmers get a better deal. Fairtrade employers pay decent wages, guarantee trade union rights, provide safe working conditions and don’t use child labour.
They guarantee farmers a minimum price for their crops to cover the cost of sustainable production. And they get an extra premium that goes towards education, clean water, medicine – things that improve their communities.
Who runs Fairtrade?
Fairtrade products display the Fairtrade mark which shows that international Fairtrade standards are met. These standards are set by the international certification body, the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO).
In the UK the Fairtrade Foundation licences the Fairtrade Mark to products which meet FLO standards. The supplier must sign the Foundation’s Licence Agreement which provides a license to use the Mark.
Fairtrade and Ubuntu Cola
Ubuntu Cola got its Fairtrade Mark on 18 May 2007 because it fizzes with Fairtrade sugar from Kasinthula in Malawi and from Kaleya in Zambia.
© 2009 The Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd
The Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd