SUSTAINABLE TROPICAL OIL
IS A REALITY
AGRO-INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF TROPICAL OIL
Beyond being a corporation dedicated to the production of food and ingredients of the highest quality, we differentiate ourselves by implementing a business model based on a Corporate Sustainability strategy ; in order to generate value and balance between economic growth, conservation of natural resources and the well-being of our stakeholders.
Annually, the corporation publishes the results obtained from its projects, programs and good practices implemented, that have contributed to the success of the company and have allowed it to become a world class company, in quality, productivity and profitability. Take a look at our recent Sustainability Report.
We strive to combine competitiveness and profitability with environmental conservation by delivering a product of the highest quality while promoting dignified employment and ethical conduct with employees and communities in our area of impact.
Responsible use of water:
We use state-of-the-art agroindustrial irrigation technology to optimize the use of water in our operations. We also promote the collaborative participation of the business sector, government and civil society for its conservation and rational and efficient use...
On oil palm plantations, nutrients are constantly applied to the soil by reincorporating organic matter from the same crop, such as rachis, sludge, kernel, fibre and ash. This practice improves the nutritional content of the soil, to obtain an adequate and sustainable yield.
Integrated Pest Management:
We also have an Integrated Pest Management Plan to guarantee healthy plantations. We do not use agro-chemicals, such as Paraquat, Class 1A and 1B Pesticides. Nor do we use the chemicals listed in the Stockholm Convention and the Rotterdam Convention. During 2018 we use agrochemical products in a responsible manner to guarantee optimal production at our production plants.
Responsible use of Agrochemicals:
We are part of the CampoLimpio project promoted by the private, non-profit Guatemalan organization Agrequima, which advocates for the proper use of fertilizers and other agrochemicals used in fields.
A SUSTAINABLE COMPROMISE
A sustainable production of oil allows us to deliver a top quality product that meets internationally certified production standards, helping promote environmental, social and economic development.
Worldwide, the fruits of the oil palm are used, as well as the pulp and kernel. Once processed, palm products are used for the agro-food industry (80% worldwide), cosmetic and chemical industries, animal feeding products and, recently, for biodiesel production.
In Guatemala, our sustainable production of tropical oil is aimed entirely at human consumption, thereby promoting food safety. Currently the country does not produce biodiesel for industrial use.
Guatemala ranks first in the world in terms of productivity per hectare, surpassing Malaysia and Indonesia. The shortage of land for sustainable tropical oil cultivation means that we must be very efficient per hectare in order to minimize the social and environmental impact.
At AgroAmerica we aim to promote the strengthening of national and international alliances by contributing to number 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which encourages partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society.
These strategic partnerships are built on principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals, which place people and the planet at the center of all productive activities.
Learn about the aspects of our corporate sustainability strategy, the integral management process we use to achieve responsible production through our 5 pillars on which we seek to contribute to the common good:
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