CSR Projects - Initiatives + Programs

CO2-Footprint: CO2 neutral ripening facility in the Netherlands

A Sustainable Investment: The Ripening Center in the Netherlands After many years of ripening Chiquita bananas in the Dutch town of Gorinchem, the company invested in one of the first (if not the first) carbon neutral banana ripening facilities in the world. Its pioneering design meets high standards of sustainability, product quality and employee well-being. Benelux Director Franklin Ginus worked with Olaf Van Doren, the company’s expert ripening technician, to develop

What people don’t know about monoculture in banana production

Common misunderstandings about banana production There are certain misunderstandings and misperceptions about banana production. While people with a western perspective on agriculture usually know about integrated (IP) crop production in their own countries, the same production method is often not acknowledged for crop production in tropical countries – particularly banana production. This is partly due to the simple lack of understanding how a modern banana farm works. So let’s clarify