production all year round.
AGROINDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR BANANAS
At AgroAmerica, we developed a business model based on Corporate Sustainability Strategy where we generate value and balance among economic growth, natural resource conservation and our stakeholders wellbeing.
Annually, the corporation publishes the results from the projects, programs, and good practices that have contributed to becoming a world-class company; in quality, productivity, and profitability. Check out our recent Sustainability Report.
We aim to reconcile competitiveness and profitability with the preservation of the environment, delivering a product of the highest quality while promoting decent employment and ethical behavior with employees and communities in our area of influence.
Efficient Use of Water
We use the highest agro-industrial irrigation technology to optimize the use of water in our operations. Likewise, we promote Water Governance through the collaborative participation of the private sector, government, and civil society advocating for the conservation of water and its rational and efficient use.
We have implemented the use of environmentally friendly materials for the protection of the fruit.
Soil conservation is essential for food security and a sustainable future in food production, also helping to combat and adapt to climate change. At AgroAmerica, We reuse 80% of the banana plants as organic matter for soils, which guarantees integrated crop management by maintaining fertility and reducing the use of agrochemicals.
Responsible use of Agrochemicals
We conduct training sessions for our workers on the responsible use of agrochemicals and crop nutrition; to promote personal safety and environmental protection.
The reference and basis for us at AgroAmerica is the list of pesticides of the Sustainable Agriculture Network.
We have a partnership with WWF and the Climate Change Institute to install experimental meteorological stations connected to information systems; that provide data on rainfall or rain, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, temperature, solar radiation, and atmospheric pressure to implement sustainable practices.
We have estimated the carbon print released by the production of bananas in Guatemala and compared it to other regions and countries. The data was obtained through an independent and specialized entity. Guatemalan independent banana producers have the lowest carbon print per banana produced
At AgroAmerica, we seek to build and strengthen national and international partnerships contributing to the 17th Sustainable Development Goals, which promotes collaboration among the government, private sector, and civil society.
All strategic partnerships are built on our principles and values, a shared vision and goals, which place people and the planet as the center of all productive activities.
WORLD BANANA FORUM MEMBERS
This groundbreaking initiative brings together producers, their organizations, trade unions, cooperatives, exporter groups, fresh produce companies, retailers, traders, public agencies, governments, research institutions and civil society organizations involved in the banana industry.
The World Banana Forum is a permanent space of assembly for participants representing the global banana supply chain to promote open dialogue on challenges facing the banana industry.
The Mission of the World Banana Forum is to inspire collaboration between stakeholders that produces pragmatic outcomes for the betterment of the banana industry. It aims to achieve an industry-wide consensus of best practices regarding sustainable farming methods, workplace issues, gender equity, environmental impact, sustainable production and economic issues.
Learn more about our corporate sustainability strategy, the comprehensive management process we developed through which we have achieved responsible production:
Ethics and Compliance