Lidl GB and Fairtrade

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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.

What is Fairtrade Fortnight?

Fair trade fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is a two-week event which brings together farmers and workers, campaigners, businesses and the Fairtrade Foundation to celebrate the people who grow our food and raise awareness of the benefits of this important certification. Fairtrade Fortnight highlights issues farmers and workers still face around the world and shows how we can all support the resolution of these systemic challenges by choosing Fairtrade.

To learn more about Fairtrade Fortnight and how you can get involved, please visit the Fairtrade website here.