Trading Fairly 

In 2017 we sold almost £20.5 million worth of Fairtrade products in the UK and in Ireland.

Choosing Fairtrade is one way of ensuring that producers in developing countries receive a fair price for their products. As well as a stable price for their products, farmers and workers get a Fairtrade premium that they can use to invest in their businesses and communities. This can give them access to education, medicine and much more.

Our Fairtrade range includes:

• Organic bananas

• Cocoa products

• Coffee

• Tea, including speciality teas such as English Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast and Earl Grey

• Sugar

• Flowers

• 100% of our fresh bananas are Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance certified.

In addition to Fairtrade, we also promote products that are certified to Rainforest Alliance and UTZ standards that create better social and environmental conditions for growers in our supply chain. Whether it’s coffee from Costa Rica or roses from Ethiopia, you can be sure that the farmers get a good deal. 

2018 will be the 4th year running that all of our own-label Easter chocolate will be certified to Fairtrade or UTZ standards and by the end of 2020 100% of our chocolate, chocolate biscuits and seasonal confectionary will be certified to one of these standards.

 

Fresh and fair 

We’re extremely proud that Aldi is the biggest seller of Fairtrade roses in the UK and the only British retailer actively supporting Fairtrade in Ethiopia. Over a year period from 2017 to 2018, we have sold over 2 million bunches of roses or 20 million stems! This helps hundreds of Ethiopian workers and their families find specialist medical care and access to education. We’re proud to say that our roses are red, yellow, pink and fair for all.

Did you know?

Aldi has its own chocolate factory and the chocolate is all certified to UTZ standards.