According to a sustainability report published by Fresh Del Monte, the firm scored an A- in the water security category and B in the climate change and forest categories for its sustainability initiatives by the CDP, an international nonprofit organisation that helps companies and cities report their environmental impact.
The company also won in the Environmental Initiatives category at the 2021 SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Business Sustainability Awards for its approach to farming while conserving biodiversity.
SEAL is an environmental advocacy organisation that honours leadership, transparency, and commitment to sustainable business practices.
“We’re proud to be closing out 2021 on a strong note, receiving recognition for our environmental stewardship on multiple levels,” said Hans Sauter, chief sustainability officer and senior vice-president of research and development at Fresh Del Monte. “We remain dedicated to showcasing our progress transparently, and although we know there is still more to be done, we look forward to an even better year ahead as we improve our sustainability efforts alongside other companies that are leading the movement to achieve a more resilient and sustainable agricultural industry,” he added.
Recently, Fresh Del Monte was also selected as a finalist for Rabobank’s 2021 Leadership in Sustainability award, an award that recognises a high-impact organisation that has achieved unique steps towards business, environmental, social, and governance sustainability.