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™

Sustainability pillars


Protecting our planet

Protect and promote the health of our planet, its wildlife, and its natural resources.

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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

Sustainability Progress Categories
Protecting our planet

2023 Target

At least 65% of sourced carton boxes globally will have to be certified as responsibly sourced (FSC, PEFC, SFI)

To update in 2022

2025 Targets

Reduce scope 1 emissions from vessels by 10%


Plant or donate 2.5M trees


Monitor 100% protected areas, species inventory in reserves


Reduce virgin plastic in consumer packaging by 25%

To update in 2022

2026 Target

Double recycled content in highly consumed secondary packaging


2027 Target

Double returnable plastic crates used


2030 Targets

Climate – Reduce GHG Emissions, Science-Based Target initiative alignment
   Scope 1 + 2= by 27.5%


   Scope 3 by 12.3%


Implement regenerative and soil health practices at 100% of farms


Improve water use efficiency in owned farming operations by 10%


80% of associate growers implementing water use efficiency practices


Reduce food loss and organic waste to landfill by 50%


2021 Highlights

  • 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.
Living our values

2030 Target

Improve employee satisfaction scores

To update in 2022

2021 Highlights

  • 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.
Providing healthy choices

2025 Target

Achieve 100% of global product volume certified as sustainably grown by a third-party


2021 Highlights

  • 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.
Growing with our communities

2025 Targets

Support 300 community projects that leave lasting change


Provide education to 20,000 students and adult learners


Contribute to one green economic recovery project in Latin America


2021 Highlights

  • 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.
2021 Sustainability Report

Read more about our sustainability efforts

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to creating sustainable practices and how it permeates our entire organization.
2021 Sustainability Report

Read more about our sustainability efforts

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to creating sustainable practices and how it permeates our entire organization.