Greggs Bakery will only use Fairtrade chocolate in its products
Greggs has sourced coffee beans and fruit entirely from Fairtrade accredited suppliers since 2005 and continues its commitment with 100% of the chocolate used in its products and throughout its supply chain from Fairtrade accredited suppliers.
Malcolm Copland, Commercial Director at Greggs, said: “As a responsible company, we believe in doing the right thing and are incredibly proud to be a long-time Fairtrade partner. We are proud to have continued to increase our Fairtrade commitments over time, which include coffee beans, apple juice, orange juice, sugar sticks, sugar syrup, hot chocolate, black tea, mint tea, green tea, bananas and now chocolate.
“It has been amazing to see the positive impact and the difference we can make to producer communities. We look forward to building on this success and doing our part to help change the lives of the thousands of people involved. “
Greggs chocolate products include milk chocolate cookies, caramel shortbread cookies, and chocolate brownies, to name a few.
Fairtrade works with over 1.7 million farmers and workers in 1,707 producer organizations to make trade fair, setting social, economic and environmental standards for businesses and farmers at all stages of the chain. ‘supply.
Fairtrade cocoa is an important conversion for cocoa farmers and offers a number of key benefits, including:
1. Improved Household Income – Under Fairtrade, farmers are guaranteed a minimum price for their harvest and receive the Fairtrade Premium which provides them with an additional amount of money to spend on a benefit of their choice, care health and power supply to bicycle ambulances and clean water.
2. Support to tackle climate change and protect the environment – Fairtrade helps farmers adapt to climate change through technical advice from experts in the field and environmentally friendly Fairtrade standards. This enables farmers to commit to taking action to reduce water wastage.
3. Empowering Women – Fairtrade standards require equal opportunities for women to participate, investments in women-focused projects and programs that train them to be leaders and entrepreneurs.
Michael Gidney, CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation, said: “It’s fantastic to see Greggs build on their already impressive Fairtrade portfolio by converting their couverture chocolate.
“The move gives customers more options for farmers to do the right thing. By choosing Fairtrade chocolate, cocoa farmers can improve their household income, access training to adapt to climate change, and participate in programs that train women to become leaders and entrepreneurs.