Treating people fairly is at the very heart of what we do at Waitrose. This philosophy extends to our customers, employees, suppliers and the communities that surround our stores. Here's how we’re finding ways to give something back to those who support us.
The Waitrose Foundation aims to build better lives for its farm workers through building new facilities such as primary school buildings, libraries, conference centres, lavatory blocks and sports pitches. Christopher is a 15-year-old pupil at Fotobi Junior High School in eastern Ghana and in 2011 the Foundation funded the building of a new classroom block. Christopher, who wants to be a doctor, said it transformed the school. Thanks to the new classroom, enrolment has also increased because parents want their children to be there.
Money is allocated to the projects from a trust into which Waitrose and participating suppliers, importers and exporters, pay a percentage of their profits. So far it’s raised over £6 million and funded almost 350 projects in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
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"It has increased enrolment because most of the parents want their children to be here thanks to the type of building we have". Michael Okrah, English teacher at Fotobi Junior High School in eastern Ghana.
Look out for the Waitrose Foundation logos on oranges, lemons, clementines, red, pink and white grapefruit, satsumas, grapes, apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, avocados and dried mango, prepared fruit, green vegetables and flowers.
1. Papaya, mango & lime. £1.99
2. Foundation Chenin Blanc. £8.99
3. Foundation Roses. £6.00
The Waitrose Community Matters scheme forms the largest part of our charitable giving, along with donations to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation via sales of Duchy Originals From Waitrose. Since Community Matters launched in July 2008 Waitrose has donated £13.5 million of profit to support 38,000 causes.
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“There’s no substitute for beautiful hair– and nothing creates salon-beautiful hair like expert hair products.” Richard Ward
Richard Ward, famous for his ‘Chelsea blow dry’ has launched his new diffusion range of innovative hair care exclusively at Waitrose. Keratin, Richard’s hero ingredient, is hair’s natural protein and the key to healthy looking locks; binding and interacting to re-build hair’s natural fibres to give the lustrous look Richard is famous for creating. Read Richard's summer hair tips, plus find out more about his range of products.
We like to do things a little differently. Our reputation has been built, above all, on the quality, variety and freshness of our food. You want to know where your food comes from, how it’s been produced and what it contains. And so do we.