Lidl is one out of nine supermarket giants in the UK. But when it comes to responsibility on banana and pineapple plantations, Lidl has to play fair.
The truth about tropical fruits from LIDL
Lidl claims all the bananas and pineapples that they sell are sustainably produced. But the reality for farmers and workers looks very different:
- Plantation workers and their families are exposed to toxic pesticides. They suffer from respiratory symptoms, sickness and dizziness.
- The low income of small-scale farmers and low wages of plantation workers mean their families often can’t cover basic household costs.
- Plantation workers are often discriminated against or even fired for joining a trade union.
- Soil and water quality are suffering due to the use of chemical substances. Monocultures and pesticides destroy biodiversity.
We are calling on Lidl to:
- guarantee that small-scale farmers and plantation workers producing tropical fruit earn an income which enables them to provide for their families and themselves.
- guarantee that all workers are safe in the workplace, and protected from exposure to toxic pesticides.
- guarantee the union rights of workers.
- pay a fair price for bananas and pineapples to all of your suppliers.
Call on LIDL below to Play Fair!