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transparency in the supply chain

The importance of transparency in the supply chain

Transparency in the supply chain

The importance of transparency in the supply chain

Transparency in the supply chain enables effective and sustainable business management. Firstly, it builds trust among employees, clients, investors, and stakeholders, fostering long-term business relationships. Additionally, transparency in all processes encourages adopting more sustainable practices, enhances efficiency, and reinforces social responsibility while contributing to a solid reputation and positive market image.

Supply chain and transparency

The supply chain must maintain transparency by communicating as much information as possible about its production and business activities, both internally and externally. Transparency is a crucial aspect of corporate social responsibility that impacts business success for several reasons:

  • Enables suppliers to understand the company’s requirements and expectations, assisting them in adhering to international standards of quality, production, and sustainability.
  • Improves the safety and quality of products, enhancing customer satisfaction and trust.
  • Facilitates the identification of risks and collaborative problem-solving by involving all actors in the value chain
  • Contributes to achieving sustainable management by establishing clear policies and procedures.
  • It supports sustainable development.

At AgroAmerica, we understand the importance of transparency in the supply chain. From production to marketing, we ensure that our business practices are ethical, fair, and sustainable. This involves providing clear and accurate information about our operations and engaging our suppliers and business partners.

What are we doing to achieve transparency in our supply chain? 

We collaborate with our business partners, suppliers, certifiers, employees, and clients to enhance transparency throughout our supply chain processes. A significant pillar of this effort is strengthening the capacities of small producers and suppliers who work with us. Through continuous support, training, and space for experience sharing, we are working on initiatives to help them improve sustainability in their operations and, at the same time, promote greater transparency.

Furthermore, continuously improving business practices also involves reinforcing mechanisms to ensure respect for human rights and awareness. We constantly train our employees in areas related to corporate policies, including ethics, human rights, and anti-corruption. We also communicate these activities through various internal and external channels. By doing so, we aim to promote a good work environment that positively impacts production.

Transparency in the supply chain is crucial for building strong relationships with customers, suppliers, and stakeholders. At AgroAmerica, we hold more than ten international certifications related to good production practices, environmental management, sustainability, secure trade, quality, and food safety. This helps ensure a sustainable and responsible operation.

Transparency requires genuine commitment from companies to improve their practices and processes continually. Hence, at AgroAmerica we work continuously to achieve a more transparent and sustainable supply chain.

Importance of Mangroves

Importance of Mangroves in Mitigating Climate Change

Mangroves and climate change

Importance of Mangroves in Mitigating Climate Change

Mangroves are a true ecological treasure located in coastal areas around the world. They are precious ecosystems that perform various functions, including being home to many species of marine and terrestrial biodiversity and aiding in mitigating climate change.

Carbon Capture: A Remarkable Impact on the Environmental Footprint

One of the main contributions of mangroves to the environment is their unique ability to capture carbon. Through a process known as “carbon sequestration,” these ecosystems can store significant amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide in their tissues and soils. This is why mangroves and wetlands are known as carbon sinks. 

Mangroves store up to three times more carbon than tropical forests, containing large stores of carbon accumulated in their sediments over thousands of years.  This function is pivotal for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and reducing global warming.

Investing in Mangrove Restoration and Conservation as a Winning Strategy

In a world battling against the climate crisis, investing in mangrove restoration and conservation emerges as a winning strategy. At AgroAmerica, we have led mangrove conservation projects in collaboration with various organizations like Rainforest Alliance, the National Institute of Forests (INAB Guatemala), and others. These projects yield environmental and social benefits and offer opportunities for participation and leadership in climate action.

Mangroves are strategic allies in the fight against climate change. Their ability to capture large amounts of carbon, protect coastlines, and provide shelter to thousands of species makes them one of the most important ecosystems on our planet. With the leadership of companies, communities, authorities, and environmental organizations, we can ensure their protection and conservation, aiming for a sustainable future.

The Crucial Role of Mangroves in Coastal Protection

The Crucial Role of Mangroves in Coastal Protection

Role of Mangroves

The Crucial Role of Mangroves in Coastal Protection

Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems found in coastal areas around the world. Often overlooked, these tidal forests play a fundamental role in coastal protection.

Natural Barriers against Storms and Floods

Mangroves are renowned as natural shields. Their dense root systems and trees act as effective barriers against storms and floods. When the powerful waves and winds of a tropical storm or hurricane reach the coast, mangroves absorb their energy, reducing the impact on inhabited areas. It protects communities from catastrophic damages and material losses.

Water Filters and Protection of Water Quality

These ecosystems also function as natural filters. The roots of the mangroves trap sediments and other materials, helping to purify the water flowing into the sea. This is essential for maintaining water quality in marine ecosystems and preserving the health of coral reefs, another vital component of coastal ecosystems.

Critical Habitats for Marine Life

In addition to protecting the land, mangroves provide a unique marine life habitat. Fish, crabs, birds, and other animals rely on mangroves for breeding and shelter. By preserving mangroves, we are supporting these species and maintaining the biodiversity of our oceans.

Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation

Beyond their importance in coastal protection, mangroves also play a critical role in mitigating climate change. By storing large amounts of carbon in their biomass and soil, they help reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, contributing to the slowdown of global warming.

Mangroves are ecosystems of great importance to the planet. Their role in coastal protection, water purification, and climate change mitigation is essential. To contribute to their preservation, at AgroAmerica, we work with different allies on projects focused on caring for and restoring these valuable natural ecosystems that provide thousands of benefits for the planet, animals, and communities.

AgroAmerica finalist in the 2023 Reuters Awards

AgroAmerica Finalist in the 2023 Reuters Awards

AgroAmerica stands out as a finalist in the 2023 Reuters Awards

AgroAmerica was a finalist at the Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards 2023 in London

LONDON, November 1, 2023 – AgroAmerica was a finalist in the Social Impact category at the 14th Responsible Business Awards hosted by Reuters Events. The awards ceremony was held at an in-person gala in London to celebrate sustainable business excellence.

AgroAmerica’s Bana-Nutrition project was one of the finalists in the Social Impact category due to its achievements in the fight against acute childhood malnutrition in Guatemala. Through this program, the beneficiary communities have learned to produce their own banana flour in an artisanal way and to cook nutritious foods for children. In addition, the program also helps to reduce food waste by taking advantage of surplus banana production to transform it into flour.

As a leading food corporation, we developed the Bana-Nutrition program aligned with our mission to provide the world with high-quality, sustainable, and nutritious food. We are working to help build communities where people become empowered to take food security and nutrition into their own hands” explained Fernando Bolaños, CEO of AgroAmerica.

With more than 700 applications from 51 countries, the Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards are highly competitive recognitions among companies from different sectors worldwide. These are a world-renowned celebration of strategies and organizations that are truly challenging the status quo of business and transforming the world around them for a more sustainable future for all.

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