Fairtrade sugar


All Waitrose speciality sugars are 100% Fairtrade, supporting a sweeter future for Mauritian farmers

Our own label speciality sugars range from golden caster sugars through to dark brown muscovado sugar.

For every tonne of Fairtrade sugar sold by Waitrose, $60 is returned to our producers in Mauritius to invest in their business and the local community. It’s estimated that in the first year of the sugar switch $115,000 of Fairtrade Premium was generated to support sugar cane farmers.

We firmly believe in the value of building long-lasting relationships that benefit our suppliers and our customers and we’re proud supporters of Fairtrade. Our producers in Mauritius do an incredible job and their Fairtrade certification means they receive structured support to invest in their businesses, communities and workers.

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"Sugar is an essential ingredient for everyday food preparations. Likewise, income that we receive from planting sugarcane is essential for the livelihoods of our family. It greatly helps for my children’s education and medication.

I would like to tell Waitrose customers to encourage us by keeping buying sugar from Mauritius so that we can continue planting sugarcane and earn our living."

Mrs Soorinah Jagen
Member of Camp Diable CCS

Sugar cane cutter