According to One Banana Co. President Robert Adams, this new certification benefits “all those involved in the supply chain, from producers to final consumers.”
By certifying its operations, Coral Gables, Florida-based One Banana reassures its commitment to international fair and sustainable trade practices, promoting the payment of a fair price and in consequence a fair wage for workers, as well as compliance with international labor and environmental standards.
Organic agriculture improves soil fertility; chemicals such as pesticides or artificial nitrogen fertilizers are not used, and this also ensures higher levels of nutrients and anti-oxidants.
One Banana grows its organic production on a 100 percent organic farm in Peru, where bananas are cultivated to meet the highest international standards guaranteeing product excellence.
“Our organic products can be easily identified by our characteristic One Banana label in a vibrant purple color,” said Adams.
The Fair Trade standard aims to eliminate poverty through community development and the promotion of a fair price for commodities so that farmers and workers in developing countries achieve a decent income for the work done.
Just like One Banana, the Fair Trade standard is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. This guarantees the company is respecting the legal framework in each of the countries where it operates, promoting compliance beyond what is expected from the brand.
One Banana is on a mission to produce the highest quality bananas in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Implementation of CSR programs and the use of state-of-the-art technology have allowed One Banana to comply with international standards on community development and conservation of natural resources, allowing One Banana to be certified under standards such as: Rain Forest Alliance, BASC, Global Gap, CTPA, USDA Organic, European community regulation for organic production and Japanese Agricultural Standard.
One Banana is a family-owned sustainable grower, shipper and distributor of tropical fruit with operations in the United States, Guatemala, Europe, Peru and Ecuador.