We constantly research ways to improve our production process and packaging in order to minimize waste. We have been successful in reducing input materials without affecting the quality and safety of our products. Packaging innovations, such as the elimination of shrink bands on many of our fresh cut products as well as the many innovative changes in the design of our corrugated packaging have helped to reduce both input materials and packaging wastes. The reuse of pallets has also reduced waste generated from delivering products.
Elimination of Shrink Bands
About 2 million containers of fresh cut product is packed without shrink bands. This packaging option minimizes the total volume of plastic waste generated.
Innovations in Corrugated Packaging
Our corporate packaging department searches for and develops innovative designs that minimize the use of materials without compromising the quality of the product during handling and distribution. In recent years, multiple fiber reduction projects have reduced our paper consumption by over 7,000 tons based on annual volumes of product commercialized.