Waitrose Foundation launches in three new countries

The Waitrose & Partners Foundation aims to improve the lives of those who grow, pick and pack our produce.

Established in 2005, the Waitrose & Partners Foundation is a partnership between Waitrose & Partners and the suppliers and growers who produce, pick and pack our fresh produce. A percentage of the sale of Foundation products is invested back into the country of origin - co-funded with our dedicated suppliers.

Over £11 million has been invested in farm workers’ communities, supporting them with initiatives including the introduction of health clinics, maternity units and finance classes.

 

 

“The Waitrose & Partners Foundation is increasingly important to us as we focus on being the best 5% of the market. It not only enables us to give back to communities that need it, through it, we build stronger relationships with our overseas growers and build strong, secure supply chains to ensure the highest quality produce.”

Rob Collins, Partner and Managing Director of Waitrose & Partners

 

In 2018, Costa Rica became the first country outside Africa to join the Waitrose & Partners Foundation, which operates in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. The Foundation now operates in seven countries with recent, further expansion to Senegal and The Gambia. And, over the next few years, we will continue to expand our reach to more farms, new products and new countries.