By 2020, our sales of fairly traded products will hit £1 billion.
We know first hand how fair trade initiatives can help address many of the challenges producers in the developing world face, ensuring they have fair working conditions, a sustainable price for their produce and the tools and skills to manage their farms in harmony with nature.
The challenge is to ensure that these suppliers adapt to the impacts caused by climate change and build long-term sustainable businesses that can help create resilient supply chains.
Our progress so far
“This bold commitment will drive significant change for farmers and workers in developing countries. Sainsbury’s level of ambition to play their part in tackling poverty will set the pace – enabling the public to make Fairtrade an integral part of people’s everyday shopping, opening more doors for more farmers and workers. Critically Sainsbury’s is building on an already impressive track record, from switching all their bananas to Fairtrade five years ago, driving opportunities for new producers to access Fairtrade through the Sainsbury’s Fair Development Fund, and leading groundbreaking relationship-building initiatives such as annual conferences for Fairtrade suppliers in Africa”.
Harriett Lamb, Executive Director, The Fairtrade Foundation