The REWE Group has defined a range of measures to help it achieve its goal. It is raising awareness of the need to respect human rights among its internal and external partners, such as through contractual obligations to pay the applicable national minimum wage or compliance with the customary working hours in the industry. Employees in Purchasing and Category Management receive regular training on the topic. The REWE Group is supporting local projects in the countries in question. For example, REWE and PENNY have been selling VERY FAIR chocolate in their stores since autumn 2020. This project ensures that the small-scale growers from a cocoa plantation in Ghana receive an additional bonus, or living income differential, on top of the Fairtrade premium and minimum prices, with the goal of closing the gap to a living income. Furthermore, for its coffee, cocoa and cotton products, the REWE Group purchases raw materials certified through such schemes as Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance / UTZ-, Naturland, GOTS and Cotton Made in Africa. The REWE Group is continuing to pursue this issue with those schemes that do not yet include the living wage and income as auditing criteria.