Plans for the future
The Premium committee have plans to build an educational centre for children with special needs. The Fairtrade premium is already contributing to great work in the community for school children. So far it has been used to provide school materials for 150 children and has contributed to the academic advancement of 15 employees’ children.
However, there is still a lack of understanding about the needs of these children, which mean they often do not attend school or often even leave their homes. The aim of the centre is to create independence and enable them to become contributing members of society.
We’re extremely proud that Aldi was the biggest seller of Fairtrade roses in the UK in 2017 and the only British retailer to actively support Fairtrade in Ethiopia. In 2017, we sold over 2 million bunches of roses which amounts to more than 20 million stems!