CERTIFICATIONS

At AgroAmerica we know that to show our continuing commitment to sustainability and responsible agriculture and farming methods we must constantly evaluate our efforts.  Compliance with international standards and certification is a core part of our business.

Our numerous certifications set our company apart in the global market. These certifications focus specifically on agriculture, labor, environment and social responsibility.  They help us show and evaluate our capacity to improve the lives of our employees, their families and their communities and to take care of our environment. They also guarantee our clients a product that not only meets quality standards, but is also sustainable.

BASC - Business Alliance for Safe Trade

BASC

Is a business-customs partnership created to promote safe international trade in cooperation with governments and international organizations. Corporate participants are expected to follow BASC’s security standards which are designed to improve their security practices and in the process deter contraband smugglers and terrorists from using their companies to introduce contraband and implements of terror in legitimate shipments. http://www.wbasco.org

Certified Emissions Reduction

Certified Emissions Reduction

AgroAmerica obtained authorization for a biogas energy project from palm oil mill effluent from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala and under the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations.

Global Gap Certified

Global Gap Certified

This certification is awarded to companies that “demonstrate standards of good agricultural practices which contribute to product quality, minimize negative environmental impacts of farming operations, and ensure a responsible approach to worker health and safety.” For more information about Global Gap Certified please visit this website www.globalgap.org

Rainforest Alliance Certified

Rainforest Alliance Certified

Its role is to certify that “goods and services were produced in compliance with strict guidelines protecting the environment, wildlife, workers, and local communities.” This certification verifies that products have been grown using environmentally responsible practices such as soil and water conservation, fair labor practices are utilized, and there are good community relations. For more information about Rainforest Alliance please visit this website www.rainforest-alliance.org

OK Kosher

OK Kosher

It is the system of quality control of foods according to the Jewish kosher rules. Having the Kosher certification means that we comply with a strict policy of kosher food laws, including cleanliness, purity and quality.

What is kosher supervision? It is the audit that is performed in the production plant by the supervisor of kosher certification to ensure that certain production lots meet the standards and specifications for the required quality.

Walmart Ethical Standards

Walmart Ethical Standards

The standards pertain to matters such as compensation, underage labor, and health and safety. The Ethical Standards Program was established and exists to verify suppliers’ compliance with the standards, to strenghen the implementation of positive labor and enviromental practices producing merchandise for sale by Wal-Mart, and to bring opportunities for a better life in the countries where merchandise is sourced.

Fairtrade Certified

Fairtrade

AgroAmerica is a certified Fairtrade trader of bananas. Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade based on fairer partnerships between producers and traders, businesses and consumers. The Fairtrade standard ensures that fair and sustainable trading practices – including transparency, fair prices, labor & environmental standards, and trading with integrity – are implemented throughout the supply chain.

Sustainably Grown Certified

Sustainably Grown Certified

Sustainably Grown certification provides agricultural producers around the world with a detailed roadmap to satisfy the emerging market for sustainable products. Certified producers are leaders in worker protection, and environmental responsibility and as defined by the requirements of the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP), ISO 14024 Type 1 Environmental Labeling, and the American National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (ANSI/LEO-4000).