Meet Our Fairtrade Suppliers
In 2011, Aldi began working with Herburg Roses farm in Ethiopia as part of a joint venture with our key supplier for flowers. Herburg Roses PLC began with 18 hectares of land and has now grown to over 40 hectares with 1200 workers employed. 64% of those workers are women.
Herburg attained Fairtrade certification in 2014. With support through training and guidance from Fairtrade, they achieve the highest level of social and environmental production standards. They produce almost 30 varieties of roses year-round to a consistently high standard.
In addition to training, farms receive a ‘Fairtrade Premium’ which is a communal fund to help with social, economic and environmental issues. A Premium committee made up of elected workers makes decisions on how the premium is spent and plans the rollout of initiatives that best suit the needs of the workers.