Chiquita adopted Social Accountability International’s SA8000 standard for human rights in workplaces in 2000. The labor rights standard is one of the world’s pre-eminent social standards.
Certifications + Memberships
In 2009, Chiquita joined two organizations that support collaboration on sustainability and other global issues. The World Banana Forum (WBF) was launched to bring together a broad base of stakeholders concerned with banana production and trade. Chiquita also joined the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP), which aims to develop a shared approach to social and environmental standards in the global supply chain. The World Banana Forum promotes the worldwide adoption of sustainable
In 2011, the German retailer REWE Group awarded its PRO PLANET label to Chiquita, making it the first non-REWE Group brand to receive the label. This distinction is the result of Chiquita’s many years of dedication to sustaining Rainforest Alliance certification on its own farms and on producers’ farms in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia. Chiquita’s SA8000 certifications and agreements with global and local trade unions also played a role