Aldi UK and Ireland have joined the World Banana Forum to help promote fair working conditions and sustainable environmental standards in banana production.
The forum, which is affiliated to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), brings together producers, importers, exporters, suppliers and retailers to discuss the challenges facing the industry.
It promotes collaboration across the groups and works to improve gender equality, sustainability and general working conditions.
“The World Banana Forum exists to create a sustainable future for suppliers and workers across the banana supply chain,” said Aldi MD for coporate responsibility, Oliver King. “We share this common goal and it is one of the main reasons why we source all of our bananas from either Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance-certified farms.”