Supporting fair pay and fair working conditions for producers

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Lidl GB sells over 100 different Fairtrade certified products throughout the year, from bananas originating from Colombia, tea picked in Kenya and cocoa for our chocolate, grown in Cote d’Ivoire. 

Fairtrade promotes better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair buying practices for both farmers and workers. The FAIRTRADE mark is an independent consumer label that appears on products as a guarantee that producers in the developing world are getting a fairer deal. The producer organisation receives a Fairtrade Minimum Price that covers the cost of sustainable production and an additional Fairtrade Premium that they can choose to invest in social or economic development projects in the local community, for example in extra training or healthcare. For a product to display the FAIRTRADE Mark it must meet international Fairtrade Standards. To learn more about the Fairtrade and their standards, visit the Fairtrade website.

How Lidl GB Support Fairtrade

In addition to the products we sell all year round, we proudly support specific Fairtrade campaigns such as Fairtrade Fortnight. This is an opportunity to give a voice to farmers and growers throughout the world.  

Fairtrade puts a spotlight on women who work in the cocoa and coffee industries and allows them to tell their story of how Fairtrade has made a difference to their livelihoods. An example of this is through the price of cocoa, which happens to be one of the most volatile commodities in the market. Price fluctuation can cause uncertainty and a lack of financial security for many farmers. Selling their crop as Fairtrade means, should the market price drop, they will receive at least the Fairtrade Minimum Price which acts as a safety net. They are able to continue to support their families and wider community through the Fairtrade Premium, which is invested in development projects through a democratic process.

Our products

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The Fairtrade mark

The FAIRTRADE Mark stands for fairly produced and fairly traded products. This mark signifies that the product is fully traceable back to source. This means the commodity is separated from non-certified products through the supply chain, all the way from farms or plantations, to our shelves. This mark is visible on products where ‘all that can be’ Fairtrade certified in that product, is certified, for example it is visible on a range of our bananas, sugar, coffee and tea.

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The white logo

This white logo indicates that the ingredient named on the tab has been sourced as Fairtrade, such as Fairtrade cocoa. This particular Mark is used across a selection of our breakfast cereals. It ultimately means that farmers and workers have more opportunities to sell their produce on Fairtrade terms and gives companies more flexibility to source Fairtrade ingredients for their products.  It also ensures consumers have more options to shop sustainably.