In the first year alone, the switch will create a return of at least £2 million in Fairtrade premiums for cane farmers. In an announcement expected to dramatically increase the amount of Fairtrade certified sugar sold in the UK, Tate & Lyle confirms today its ambition to move 100% of its retail cane sugars range to Fairtrade. It also establishes the accessibility of Fairtrade for all.
The major scale of Tate & Lyle’s conversion to Fairtrade sugar has involved two years in planning. The company has worked in partnership with the UK-based Fairtrade Foundation and its international organisation to help cane farmers in Northern Belize meet Fairtrade standards. This includes working with the sole sugar processor in the country, Belize Sugar Industries, and over 6,000 smallholder farmers, represented by the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association.
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|Brand||Tate & Lyle|