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At Chiquita, our achievement of high standards of corporate responsibility is a source of great pride, and it has become an essential part of our culture and business strategy. We have issued public reports on our corporate responsibility efforts since 2000. In addition, since 2003, we have issued interim updates on our corporate responsibility progress as part of our annual reports to shareholders.

2009-2012 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
This Corporate Social Responsibility Report covers the period 2009 to 2012, including a review of our CSR journey and programs, environment and sustainability efforts, commitment to quality and food safety and our numerous collaborations and partnerships. We announce that our sustainability targets for 2020 are to reduce the usage of fresh water by 15 percent, and reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent from a 2007 baseline.

2007/2008 Annual Report: Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
Chiquita’s fourth Corporate Social Responsibility Report continues to emphasize the importance of Chiquita’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) for our company, employees, shareholders, customers, other stakeholders and our planet. In addition, we renew our unwavering commitment to high legal, ethical, environmental and social standards.

2006 Annual Report: Corporate Responsibility Section (PDF)
In our 2006 report to shareholders, we announced that we have maintained 100 percent certification on our owned banana farms in Latin America to each of the following independent standards: Rainforest Alliance (environmental), Social Accountability 8000 (labor and human rights) and EurepGAP (food safety). In addition, we highlighted progress at the Nogal Reserve in Costa Rica and reported on the agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding payments made to protect employee safety by the company's banana-producing subsidiary in Colombia.

2005 Annual Report: Corporate Responsibility Section (PDF)
In our 2005 report to shareholders, we announced that 100 percent of our owned banana farms in Latin America were now certified to each of the following independent standards: Rainforest Alliance (environmental), Social Accountability 8000 (labor and human rights) and EurepGAP (food safety). In fact, as part of a major consumer education campaign, the Rainforest Alliance seal is now included on all Chiquita bananas sold in nine European countries. In addition, we expanded the scope of the Nogal Reserve in Costa Rica and reported a decade of data demonstrating how certification has helped drive better farm productivity and lower costs.

2004 Annual Report: Corporate Responsibility Section (PDF)
In this corporate responsibility update, we reported achieving certification to the Social Accountability labor and human rights standard on 100 percent of our owned farms in Latin America -- fully one year ahead of our internal goal. In addition, we noted how we have extended our corporate responsibility efforts to our Processed Fruit Ingredients business, as we continued to expand the scope of our reporting to additional lines of business. We also noted a key challenge the company faced in Colombia.

2003 Annual Report: Corporate Responsibility Section (PDF)
For the first time, we included a section of our annual report to shareholders dedicated to corporate responsibility progress, including an update on certification to the environmental, social and food safety standards of the Rainforest Alliance, Social Accountability 8000 and EurepGAP on our banana farms in Latin America.

2002 Corporate Responsibility Report: Sustaining Progress (PDF)
This report was written during a time of financial crisis and operational changes. In 2002, Chiquita's debt was restructured and the company emerged from bankruptcy. But our Corporate Responsibility work continued strongly.

2001 Corporate Responsibility Report: Our Continuing Commitment (PDF)
This report demonstrated solid progress toward the goals we outlined in 2000, and strengthened our social reporting to include verification opinions from some of the most respected observers of labor rights performance in Latin America.

2000 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
This report demonstrated solid progress toward the goals we outlined in 2000, and strengthened our social reporting to include verification opinions from some of the most respected observers of labor rights performance in Latin America.

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