Our Corporate Social Responsability in a nutshell
Special in social responsibility
The supply chain for fruit is complex, and not always balanced. We believe it is our responsibility to actively help those links in the chain that need empowerment, and to support those unable to fend for themselves. As signatories of the SIFAV convenant, we help improve working conditions, support workers rights and improve labour standards wherever we operate.
Every year we have social audits conducted at our growers to ensure safe working conditions, among other things. As a company we have a great responsibility in this. Our goal is to import 90% of our total volume after successful audits by 2025. Last year, we achieved the great goal of 83% audited volume, an increase of more than 5% over the previous year.
Special in sustainability
The environmental impact of fruit trade can be significant, particularly in rural areas without a proper understanding of long-term issues surrounding fertilisation, pesticides, waste control and energy conservation.
Special in food safety
As more and more consumers discover new exotic food varieties, and as more and more producers discover the value of serving our western markets, new food safety risks can develop. To combat such undesirable effects, we adhere to the highest levels of compliance when it comes to international food safety standards, accepting European legislation as an absolute minimum.
Our Quality Management System is certified for Global GAP and conforms to the strict requirements of, amongst others, British Retail Consortium and International Food Standard. In our packaging facilities, all incoming products are routinely monitored for unwanted residues, and our Direct Sourcing procedures allow us to conform to any additional customer demands.