The Waitrose & Partners Foundation was created in 2005 to help improve the lives of, and create better opportunities for, the people and communities who grow, pick and pack our fresh produce. Since inception, the Foundation has invested more than £12m into community projects.
Operating across 10 countries in Africa and Central America, a percentage of the sale of Foundation products goes back into the country of origin - co-funded with our dedicated suppliers. The Foundation has helped communities build creches, health clinics, libraries, maternity services and much more. In Ghana alone, more than 100 projects have been supported, benefitting over 100,000 people. In 2020 we started activity in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, bringing new product lines including Lisianthus flowers and Passionfruit into the Foundation.
You can find out more about the Waitrose & Partners Foundation here and product range here. Latest work is available in our 2020 Ethics & Sustainability Progress Report.