Fairtrade cocoa

Fairtrade cocoa: hero image

In May 2017 we became the first UK retailer to source all our cocoa on Fairtrade terms. All the cocoa we use, from the chocolate sprinkle on our doughnuts through to the chocolate chips in our Irresistible cookies is benefitting Fairtrade cocoa farmers. Our commitment brings around £450,000 per year in premiums to farmers across West Africa and Central America.

Meet the producer

Watch Awa Traore's story and find out how buying Fairtrade products can improve the lives of women on the Ivory Coast.

Supporting Fairtrade Africa's Women's Leadership School

In West Africa, as part of our commitment to Fairtrade cocoa, we are investing in the funding of Fairtrade Africa’s Women’s Leadership School. Over the next year, the Leadership School will work with women from seven farmer groups in Cote D’Ivoire. The women will be trained in business skills such as decision making, managing resources, and leadership, so that they can go on to take up more important roles in their farmer organisations and communities.