from the Editor
Welcome to our winter issue.
Winter is when the days shorten, the weather gets colder, and we look forward to celebrating Christmas and spending quality time with family and friends. So why not make this Christmas a healthy as well as a happy one by checking out our recipes, wines and ethical gift ideas.
As part of our new Connected Future strategy we are connecting members, colleagues, communities and partners. This is the vision of our new Group Chief Executive, Phil Ponsonby, who you can read about in this issue, together with the reflections of our previous one, Ben Reid. You can also read about how our new electric hearse performed in a Top Gear special, what we’re doing to reduce single-use plastics, our innovative green power contracts, funding a new water tank in Kenya and why we’re teaching our children about where their food comes from.
Finally, our Ethical Adventure of a Lifetime competition to central America was won by Jennifer Simpson. We’ll be reporting in the next issue on Jennie’s amazing journey and the difference Fairtrade makes.
In the meantime have a fantastic Christmas!
Nick Milton, Editor