Human Rights

IUF / COLSIBA Agreement with Chiquita benefits women on banana farms

Women make an important contribution in Chiquita’s banana farming business. Approximately 2,800 women, equivalent to 16 percent of total employees, are employed in production operations in Latin America. In administrative and supervisory positions, the percentage is higher at 21 percent. In 2011, the company and trade unions formed the IUF/COLSIBA/Chiquita Women’s Committee, which seeks improvement for women working in the banana farms. Its main goal is to promote and reinforce