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CO₂ Correct offers accessible carbon compensation for the fruit and vegetable industry

CO₂ Correct offers accessible carbon compensation for the fruit and vegetable industry © CO₂ Correct
© CO₂ Correct

Carbon compensation used to be a complicated process which required complex and expensive Life Cycle Analysis calculations. Recently a new initiative has been launched called CO₂ Correct that will take care of this process and make carbon compensation accessible to anyone in the fruit and vegetable industry. Also it turns out to be surprisingly affordable.

The process is quite simple. Organisations that are looking to do something about their carbon footprint can become a member of CO₂ Correct. The new member fills in a short excel with some information on the products that they would like to compensate. CO₂ Correct will calculate your carbon compensation within days and also quote you a compensation price per kilogram. The fruit or vegetable can then be sold as carbon compensated under the CO₂ Correct label or a private label. Each quarter sales figures are shared with CO₂ Correct and the company will send you an invoice for carbon correcting your environmental impact. The costs for compensation are just a few cents per kilogram depending on the country of origin and the final destination.

Sustainability is mandatory

Global warming has increasingly affected the fruit and vegetable industry over the years. Drought and excessive rainfall has occurred more and more often and this needs to be turned around. Also more and more retailers are looking to improve the sustainability of the sector by demanding suppliers to act now. Reduction of our carbon footprint is an important step to realise this. Everything that impacts the environment like the use of any type of the earth resources can be related to a certain CO₂ impact. This makes CO₂ compensation a very effective step into a more sustainable future.

Network of sustainable knowledge

Joining the CO₂ Correct network brings you into contact with organisations that are all looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Within the network, members will be supported to develop a sustainable strategie and members will share knowledge that can benefit others into reducing the environmental impact.

Transparency is key

Starting an initiative like this requires complete transparency according to CO₂ Correct founder Stephan Schneider: “I want CO₂ Correct to be an open organisation which offers complete transparency on the revenues, expenses and the investments made into additional climate reduction projects. For this we are working closely with partners in regards to reduction projects, Life Cycle Analysis and of course a good financial accountant that will check and approve our annual report. All will be publicised on our website.”

Fairtrade climate reduction projects

Carbon correction will take place by supporting climate reduction projects from our partner FairClimateFund. These climate projects reduce CO₂ emissions and deforestation and improve the living conditions for people in developing countries. The projects are Fairtrade certified and generate Gold Standard/Fairtrade Carbon Credits.

More information about this can be found on the website co2correct.nl.

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020: The global stage for new ideas, new input and new solutions

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020: The global stage for new ideas, new input and new solutions

From 5-7 February 2020, companies from across the entire fresh produce sector – from global players to small and medium-sized companies and organisations from all over the world – will again be present in Berlin, representing the entire spectrum of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.

3,200 exhibitors and 78,000 trade visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year to realize their full business potential within the international fresh produce trade – and to write their own success story!

FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry.

 

Visit us at Fruit Logistica

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Food and Hotel Hanoi Trade Show 2020

Food and Hotel Hanoi Trade Show 2020, © Food and Hotel Hanoi
© Food and Hotel Hanoi

 

This year’s Food and Hotel Hanoi Trade Show will take place in Vietnam November 25-27, 2020. “Food & Hotel Hanoi 2020 is projecting 150 exhibitors from 13 countries/regions with 9000+ attendees from 30 countries/regions,” a statement for the event read. This newly USDA-endorsed trade show is set to be the most comprehensive trading platform in the region, offering exciting new opportunities to present products, promote brands, and reach new audiences in the potential market of North Vietnam’s expanding food and hospitality industry.

The USA Pavilion offers cost-effective opportunities for developing new export markets and finding buyers, greater visibility on the trade show floor, and the convenience of a professional turnkey booth package. Space is limited and expected to sell out so early registration is recommended.

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Fyffes recognised for Fairtrade contribution

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This year marks 30 years since Mexican coffee producers decided to advocate for better trade conditions to reduce their dependencies on charity and off-farm activities, creating the basis for what is today the Fairtrade Movement. At a celebratory event titled “Fairtrade: Thirty Years Creating Value with Producers Worldwide” held in San Jose, Costa Rica, key actors were recognised for their contribution to the movement. One such player was Fyffes, in the Trader Category, which was awarded a prize for its fundamental role in developing fairtrade practices. Fyffes is the largest Fairtrade Banana buyer and committed to balanced purchases from small producer organisations and plantations. This award follows another that the Ireland-based company received in April for its Sur Agrícola de Honduras (Suragroh) melon operation in Honduras, which received Fair Trade certification from Fair Trade USA. “Fyffes is honoured to have received this important award from CLAC during the Fairtrade International General Assembly,” said David McCann, chairman of Fyffes Limited. “This is another recognition of Fyffes commitment to maintaining fairtrade and sustainable business practices, including supporting small producers who are important contributors to economic development in their communities.”