Together with its international partners, Chiquita is committed to protect and restore marine and nesting habitats for endangered species in Panama. In 2009, Chiquita joined the San San Marine Turtle Project, which aims to protect endangered turtles such as the green, leatherback and hawksbill turtles. Since then, 41,166 baby turtles were released, including 10,500 hatchlings this year. In August 2015 more than 250 local and international volunteers helped to support
CSR Projects - Initiatives + Programs
Chiquita is happy to share with you the update of the San San project that we have been supporting for years. On August 29th 2015 the reforestation of Mario’s farm, a former cattle pasture located in the San San Pond Sak protected reserve of Panama, was completed. In cooperation with the AAMVECONA, the local community organization, the project contributes to the conservation of the biodiversity of the wetland landscape. With
In spring 2015, Chiquita and Swiss retailer Volg launched an initiative to support the Panama-based Theobroma project. During the campaign period more than 10’000 CHF could be funded through banana sales at Volg.
The story of Baloo, a Great Green Macaw, is a fine example how organizations and governments in Latin America collaborate to protect endangered species.
How do bananas actually get from the farm to the shelf of your supermarket? We’ll show you the journey in our all-new video.
Laura Tschümperlin is a Student at the Federal Technical University of Zürich (ETH), who in 2014 spent several months in the Nogal Reserve in Costa Rica for her research. She collected useful data about biodiversity.
In November 2014, Chiquita and the International Medical Outreach (IMO) program, a partnership between Carolinas HealthCare System and the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte, celebrated the opening of two echocardiography laboratories in regional hospitals in Zacapa and Quiché, in Guatemala. The IMO program donated echocardiography (echo) machines to the two hospitals and helped train technicians to operate the machines and to work with cardiologists to identify patients with heart ailments. The
Since 2009, we have engaged in a four-year major refrigerated container renewal program to replace 65 percent of our fleet. Refrigerated containers are key components in the logistics of today’s banana supply chain. Chiquita operates more than 10,000 40-foot containers. In recent years, there have been major improvements in the design and operating efficiency of reefer containers, with important environmental benefits: Reduced electric power consumption “Green” refrigerants Insulation materials with