MIAMI — Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has released its 2020 Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s efforts to ongoing environmental protection, providing healthy choices for consumers, and empowering the health and well-being of its team members and communities — including a list of its 2030 goals toward creating “A Brighter World Tomorrow.”
“We are very proud of the steps we’ve taken, and are taking to create a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food system,” said Hans Sauter, chief sustainability officer and senior vice president of research and development at Fresh Del Monte. “However, what brings me the most joy is that our programs are truly born out of passion, starting at the ground level, literally and figuratively, with every team member taking an active role in advancing our efforts. Without our team members, we wouldn’t stand a chance. This Sustainability Report is the mosaic of all the contributions our team members around the globe are living every single day.”
Fresh Del Monte is utilizing holistic regenerative agriculture, to thrive alongside its local communities and ecosystems by increasing soil health, carbon sequestration, ecosystem services, water availability, and quality throughout its operations and watersheds.
The company has already surpassed two of its 2025 sustainability goals around environmental protection and team member well-being while continuing to make steady progress toward the other goals. This year, Fresh Del Monte has set more goals for 2030, such as implementing regenerative and soil health management practices in 100% of owned and associate grower’s farms, reducing food loss and organic waste sent to landfills by 50% and reducing virgin plastic usage by 25% on purchased consumer packaging compared with its 2020 baseline.
The full Sustainability Report, including the comprehensive list of 2030 goals, can be found at www.freshdelmonte.com/sustainability.