We work with Fairtrade to ensure key products, including tea, coffee, chocolate (cocoa), bananas and roses are certified to high labour standards. Fairtrade certification means that farmers in low-income countries can secure fairer pay and safe working conditions, and are able to adapt and prepare for the future, including resilience in the face of climate change.
In 2020, Lidl GB had the largest Fairtrade cocoa sales among all UK retailers and raised £1.1 million in Fairtrade Premium for cocoa growers. This Fairtrade Premium is an extra sum of money that farmers receive when they sell their produce as Fairtrade certified, which can be invested back into their own businesses, or in their wider community.
At Lidl, we sell over 100 products throughout the year that are certified as Fairtrade, including our Way to Go! Fairtrade chocolate bar' which goes even further to support cocoa farmers.
Way To Go! is the first own-label chocolate bar in the UK that contains 100% traceable cocoa which means the cocoa farmer co-operatives in Ghana are paid the Fairtrade Minimum Price, Fairtrade Premium and an additional Lidl Premium that can be invested further to support workers and farmers towards achieving a living wage and allow them to have more control over their lives.
To learn more about our commitment to Fairtrade, click here.