ONE Banana Earns Sustainably Grown Certification for Farms in Ecuador and Guatemala
- by Jessica Donnel
CORAL GABLES, FL - ONE Banana has announced that it is proud to kick the year off with its Sustainably Grown certification for several of its Guatemala and Ecuador farms.
“We are honored to have been granted SCS’ Sustainably Grown certificate as it is just further evidence that we are committed to doing our part to promote the environment, ensure the security and safety of our employees, and grow the freshest bananas,” Bernhard Roehrs, Corporate Director for ONE Banana, said in a press release. "The public now has every assurance that the certified bananas they buy from us are truly sustainable from plant to store.”
ONE Banana maintains principles of transparency while also promoting sustainability, producing high quality bananas and fostering good for society. To see more about their practices, watch the video below:
According to the company, it underwent a comprehensive independent evaluation to obtain what is considered “one of the most rigorous voluntary agricultural certifications to achieve,” effectively placing it in the ranks of some of the oldest, biggest, and most sustainable food growers.
Factors included the process were:
- Product quality
- Product safety and purity
- Fair labor practices
- Sustainable crop production
- Ecosystem management and protection
- Resource conservation
- Integrated waste management
This latest certification joins a plethora of others the company has received, including those for Rainforest Alliance, GLOBALG.A.P., BASC, and C-TPAT. With it, ONE Banana is pleased that it is able to satisfy certain retailer and manufacturer specifications, as well as help maintain employee satisfaction and help to gather more information and resources to reduce energy, water, and packing costs.