The banana is the world’s fourth most important food crop after rice, wheat and maize. more than 10 billion of our bananas are eaten every year. More than a third of these bananas come from our owned farms, while we enter into contracts to purchase the rest from other Latin American producers who meet our environmental and social requirements.
Including our farm employees and those of our suppliers, approximately 40,000 men and women in Latin America depend on our banana business, not to mention their families and local communities. They are the basis of our success and the people behind the brand.
This is why our commitment to them is to provide a safe workplace that respects their rights in each of the following areas:
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