Our Ongoing Commitment to Sustainability
An overview of our current progress toward 2030 goals
At Fresh Del Monte, our sustainability efforts are rooted in every fiber of our business—from our farming operations to our vertically-integrated supply chain to the communities we support. Our efforts in 2021 reflect our ongoing commitment to sustainability.
In 2021, we achieved 80 percent of our SBTi-approved goal to reduce our scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 27.5 percent by 2030 compared to a 2019 base year. We also diverted 95 percent of our food waste from landfill and reduced our food waste by 13 percent. These are just a few of the achievements highlighted in our 2021 Sustainability report. It’s our hope that we continue to improve and inspire others to join us as we work towards building a Brighter World Tomorrow™
Protecting our planet
Protect and promote the health of our planet, its wildlife, and its natural resources.
Living our values
Drive integrity, fairness, equity, and well-being across our operations and our supply chain to deliver on our mission.
Providing healthy choices
Encourage healthy lifestyles by providing fresh and wholesome food to our consumers.
Growing with our communities
Ensure the well-being of our communities and foster growth within each one of them.
Tracking our progress
- Received approval from the Science-Based Target initiative for climate targets.
- Invested $5 million in water infrastructure upgrades at our facilities.
- Established a new collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) with a three-year initiative in Costa Rica and Guatemala to protect biodiversity and ecosystems within the value chains of conventional bananas and pineapples.
- Generated energy equivalent to 737 homes’ electricity use for one year with the wind turbine in Gonzales, CA.
- Planted 1.6M trees since 2016.
- Decreased overall water withdrawal by 26% across our operations.
- Our DEI senior leadership council connected our diversity and inclusion efforts to our overall business strategy, including goals and progress trackers.
- Our Board of Directors added two female members in 2021.
- Annual Code of Conduct training added to the e-Learning platform.
- Conducted 83 Human Rights Impact Assessments.
- Supported efforts toward vaccination:
- In Kenya, more than 6,000 employees and community members were vaccinated at our medical center.
- In Guatemala, our team supported the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance effort that vaccinated more than 25,000 people.
- In the Philippines, more than 9,600 employees were vaccinated with the first and second doses.
- We received a patent for our Vintage Ruby™ pineapple, a fruit in its mature state that holds a bright reddish-purple shell and beautiful yellow pulp.
- Our pipeline of cutting-edge science is bioengineering to increase the nutritional value of pineapples and make bananas more disease resistant.
- We released Better Pasta and Nourish Bowls to provide consumers plant-based alternatives.
- 96% of our volume is certified under Global Good Agricultural Practices.
- We began a multiyear project to take a modern technological approach to track elements of our value chain.
- Growers in Guatemala are invested in the optimization of irrigation water systems.
- Costa Rica operations received the Occupational Risk Preventative Management System award from the Costa Rica National Insurance Institute.