Our Fairtrade banana partnership with Banafrut

By Judith Batchelar on 08 September 2014

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At Sainsbury’s, we are proud that since 2007, 100% of our bananas are Fairtrade. As our customers tuck into a delicious piece of fruit, they know it’s not just good for them but also for the people growing those bananas.

We’ve been working with Banafrut in Colombia for a number of years and over that time, our customers buying Fairtrade has made a huge difference to the lives of Colombian workers and farmers. From new housing to better schools, our contribution has started – and continues - to build stronger, more sustainable communities. This video highlights the fantastic results of our partnership with Banafrut, one of the biggest Fairtrade suppliers in the world.


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A breakdown of how the total Fairtrade premium from Sainsburys is spent in the community by Banafrut- *Figures provided by Banafrut

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A break down of how the Fairtrade premium has been spent by Banafrut on Education- *Figures provided by Banafrut

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 A break down of how the Fairtrade premium has been spent by Banafrut on Housing- *Figures provided by Banafrut  

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  • Gemima Mustard19 September 2014 at 17:28:22

    I think this work of Sainsbury's is incredible. 100% Fairtrade bananas is the benchmark that all retailers in the UK should be at and work towards. this is a great way to guarantee to me as a consumer (and lover of bananas) that those in this supply chain have been treated and paid fairly. Thanks Sainsbury's for allowing me as a shopper to make that change and to have that choice!


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  • Judith BatchelarI am responsible for all our own brand products and help make Fairtrade part of the nation's everyday shopping habits.