We only have one planet where we grow the healthy, nourishing food that feeds the world’s population. Protecting it and its resources is our collective responsibility.
of owned land set aside to preserve biodiversity and protect wildlife
of pineapples grown on our owned farms and sold in North America and Europe come from carbon neutral farms.
trees planted since 2016 (and growing!).
the impact of climate change
We’ve committed to reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 27.5% by 2030 (from a 2019 base year) and reducing absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution, waste generated in operations, and employee commuting by 12.3% (from a 2020 base year) by 2030.
In 2021, we reduced scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 22.5% (compared to 2019 base year), only 5% shy of our 2030 goal.
Our emissions reductions targets were approved by the Science Based Target initiative, and we are one of the first agricultural producers to have our targets approved.
Protecting our water to protect our planet
Conceptualizing water resiliency beyond the boundaries of our own operations is critical, as climate risk and stakeholder actions throughout our watershed will have an impact on our water availability.
We are among 20% of companies in our industry that implement current best practices having received an A- CDP score in water, with an average of B- in North America.
Explore our global watersheds
Piranhas - Açu
Limari, Biobio, and Rapel
Cagayan de Oro, Manupali
A look into our sustainability program
At Fresh Del Monte, sustainability isn’t just a word, it’s woven into every fiber of our business. Take a look into our sustainability efforts and how we’re working to conserve biodiversity, reduce our impact on climate change, and partner with communities around the world to create A Brighter World Tomorrow™.
We’ve always been farmers at heart
Became the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to the Science Based Targets initiative in order to reduce our carbon footprint to assist with limiting global
Performed our first species inventory at our Zapote Reserve, located in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Holland joins the Sustainability Initiative Fruits and Vegetables (SIFAV).
Launched our Network Shipping Impact Project to update our Central and South American vessels to be more fuel-efficient.
Launched our first hydroponic system at our greenhouse operations in Jordan.
Our operation in Chile receives its first Sustainably Grown Certification from SCS Global Services.
Our banana operation in Costa Rica (BANDECO division) is certified as Carbon Neutral by SCS Global Services.
Adopted Cogon Creek, located in Davao City in the Philippines, which includes quarterly clean-ups and water testing.
We set our first official global CSR goal: to reduce water and energy consumption by 10 percent in ten years.
El Tigre Refuge, 273 hectares of land in the PINDECO division, is recognized by the Costa Rican Government as a private reserve.
Our pineapple division in Costa Rica (PINDECO) received its first ISO 14001 Certification.
The Pineapple Development Corporation of Costa Rica (PINDECO) started a native tree nursery operation to produce its own trees for donation and internal reforestation.
In an effort to reduce plastic waste during banana production, the Banana Development Corporation of Costa Rica (BANDECO), the Standard Fruit Company of Costa
Rica (a subsidiary of Dole) and YANBER, a plastics manufacturer, launched Recyplast as a joint venture. Recyplast collects plastic from banana farms and recycles it into corner boards which reinforce shipping pallets.
Our predecessors acquired their first lands in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica and founded the Pineapple Development Corporation of Costa Rica (often referred to today as
It starts with the soil
Water is a vital resource. Our farms, communities, team members, and communities depend on safe and clean water to thrive; our growers rely on clean water to produce crops; and our facilities need clean water to prepare our produce for consumption.
Our approach to water stewardship is grounded in a deep understanding of the local watersheds we operate in. We leverage innovative technologies to efficiencies, like implementing the latest-generation sprinklers and mechanical wells in our irrigation systems.