For Del Monte Fresh Produce, sustainability is a management practice that guides our daily business activities wherever we operate. As a company involved in the produce, produce based foods and beverage industry and as a responsible corporate citizen, we recognize our responsibility to ensure that our business activities are guided by the careful balance of the interests of all our stakeholders. For this reason, the company has established environmental and social policies and procedures as well as numerous programs that protect and sustain the environment, and promote the well being of our employees and the communities in which we operate. More on sustainability, visit our website www.freshdelmonte.com where we present the various programs the company has implemented worldwide.
Del Monte Fresh Produce recognizes its responsibility to operate in a sustainable manner that ensures the long term viability of the natural resources utilized for the production of our products and the protection of the environment within which we operate. To that end, we have implemented our environmental policy in our operations worldwide. To ensure full compliance, our environmental programs are audited, both internally and externally, and have been certified, among others, in ISO 14000, the international standard for environmental protection, and/or in the GlobalGap protocol. For more information about Fresh Del Monte, please visit the website www.freshdelmonte.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond the contributions to the economies of the countries where Del Monte Fresh Produce operates, our company plays an important role in the welfare of approximately 40,000 employees worldwide. Our strict labor policies and practices ensure a hygienic and safe working environment. All our employees are guaranteed safe working conditions and their rights stemming from international conventions and local laws. As in the case of environmental policies, strict adherence to our labor and social programs and policies is monitored and validated by frequent internal and external audits.
DEL MONTE CERTIFICATIONS
All of our sustainability programs are based on rigorous internal policies and systems as well as widely accepted international standards. Due to the proliferation of standards, the related costs and corresponding resource requirements, we have selected what we and many of our stakeholders consider the best-in-class food safety, environmental and social standards in the agriculture industry. Each of our operating units is inspected on a regular basis by internal and or external independent auditors against these strict policies and standards. Upon successful completion of the audits, the facility or operating unit is awarded the appropriate certification demonstrating compliance and our commitment to transparency.
DEL MONTE CERTIFICATIONS
Environmental Management Systems: GLOBALGAP, ISO 14001
Special Standards: SEDEX, OHSAS 18001, Kosher Certificates, ETI
Sustainably Grown Certification
The Sustainably Grown certification included rigorous independent evaluation of the production, management, and distribution processes of the Del Monte farms in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Kenya. The certified Del Monte farms demonstrated that they have established practices that guarantee the highest level of environmental responsibility, worker protection, and quality control.
The certified farms were evaluated under the following criteria:
Sustainable Crop Production
Ecosystem Management and Protection Resource Conservation and Energy Efficiency Integrated Waste Management Fair Labor Practices Community Benefits Product Quality Product Safety and Purity
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