Harvesting sugar can be arduous and dangerous. Find out how Co-op has supported Tate & Lyle Sugars to implement a new initiative that addresses informal employment in Belize and is improving hiring and working practices for cane cutters in the Belizean sugar industry.
We’ve been championing Fairtrade sugar since 2004 and continue to do so. All the bagged sugar on our shelves (both own-brand and branded) is Fairtrade and has been for since 2016. Working in collaboration with Tate & Lyle Sugars we have supported smallholder farmers in Belize to improve human rights and working conditions.
Meet the producer
Fairtrade changes lives around the world. Paula Cajun, a Fairtrade sugar cane farmer in Belize, speaks about the difference Fairtrade has made to her and her community.
Fairtrade Sugar #ItsWhatWeDo
Hear how sugar cane farmers Germain Hernandez, Paula Cajun, Teodoro Pacheco Sr and others have benefitted from Fairtrade.