Fairtrade bananas

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During Fairtrade Fortnight in 2012 we moved 100% of our bananas to Fairtrade. We’ve also gone beyond Fairtrade to support banana producers in Panama and the Dominican Republic by investing additional funds for community projects.

Supporting banana producers in Panama

We’ve been working with Chito’s co-operative, COOBANA since 2007, when we supported them into the Fairtrade system. By paying a premium before they were Fairtrade certified, we worked with them to improve members' access to water and sanitation. We’ve also been supporting COOBANA members to improve their housing. So far 25 families have built new roofs, bathroom and kitchen facilities in their homes.