Fairtrade and international development

Supporting fairer prices, working conditions and terms of trade.

Co-operate Report 2020

For over 25 years, driven by our passionate members, we've been proud to support Fairtrade.

In 2020, the volume of Fairtrade ingredients used in our own-label products, along with Fairtrade branded wine, amounted to 53,617 tonnes, 14.1 million litres of wine and 41.4 million cut flower stems.

Dividing line - Orange - E5814B

Our Report

Download the Fairtrade and international development Report sections or the full Report to read more information about our work in this area:

Image - Woman wearing green, picking berries

In 2020 we developed a bold new strategy setting out our objective to become the UK’s biggest supporter of Fairtrade by growing the contribution we make to Fairtrade producers through a three-pillar plan and associated targets:

  1. Sourcing: Grow the contribution we make to Fairtrade producers by maximising the amount of Fairtrade we sell across all our channels.
  2. Innovation: The cornerstone of our Fairtrade difference is our commitment to producer engagement, the depth and authenticity of our relationship with producers and investment in climate change and international development projects that change lives.
  3. Communications: How we champion the Fairtrade movement and voices of producers through communications, campaigns and advocacy on behalf of the Fairtrade movement.

Image - Students in green polo shirts in school yard

International development

We continue our work to support international development including our work with the One Foundation, Water Unite and the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC).

We’ve pivoted £647k of funding to communities for clean water and sanitation projects and to help tackle the spread and impact of Covid-19.

Dividing line - Orange - E5814B