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100% of our banana plantations have been modified to conserve wildlife habitats, natural resources, and promote community well-being.

Our Values

At the very heart of our mission are our Core Values, which reflect our strong belief that we are in this world to make it better by improving lives and loving our planet. Our values serve as an ethical compass that provides us with guidance and direction – both for the conduct of our company, as well as for the behavior of each employee

Our Statement of Purpose — "Improving Lives - Loving our Planet - Leading our Industry" — ensures that ethical conduct and social responsibility are driving our business forward. Explore what we’ve done and what we’re doing to meet that purpose.

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We believe in protecting and restoring natural habitats
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  • Since working to meet Rainforest Alliance certification, all forest fragments on Chiquita owned farmland, have been protected. Since 1992, we have planted nearly one million native trees and bushes. Together with major European retailers (MIGROS, REWE, IPL/ASDA) and GIZ, the development corporation of the German government, we have developed partnerships with the aim of conserving the biodiversity of certain regions in Latin America where our banana farms are located.
We believe in the sustainable use of all our resources
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  • Every year, we recycle or reuse over 2,000 metric tons of the plastic bags and twine on company farms. Chiquita reuses the wooden pallets that banana boxes are stacked on, which saves 35,000 trees each year.
We believe in responsible farming
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  • We have built wastewater filters on all our farms to prevent pollution of local water courses with waste from the banana fruit.
  • We have planted groundcover plants on approximately a third of our farmland to help prevent soil erosion and reduce the use of weed killers.
We believe we have a duty to conserve water
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  • Chiquita has installed water-recycling systems in 20% of its packing plants, which has cut water consumption by 80%.
We believe in reducing our carbon emissions
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  • From 2009-2011, we purchased or leased 7,000 new energy-saving containers, representing 49% of the total fleet of 14,162, which reduced our CO2 emissions by 17,000-tons per year.

 
 
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