Lidl follows Asda in plan to buy all bananas from sustainable sources

German discounter says all bananas it sells will be certified by Rainforest Alliance or Fairtrade Foundation by end of year

German discount supermarket Lidl is seeking to boost its environmental credentials by announcing it is taking steps to buy all its bananas from 100% sustainable sources this year.

It is switching by the end of 2016 to taking supplies only from farms that are either Rainforest Alliance – or Fairtrade Foundation certified.

Related: Fairtrade sales fall for first time in foundation’s 20-year existence

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from Sustainable development | The Guardian

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