New York, May 2018. AgroAmerica was invited by one of its soap clients to participate in the Gala Dinner that Rainforest Alliance (RFA) organizes annually at the History and Art Museum of New York.
During this great event, RFA reports on the progress accomplished during the year. It also presents the Sustainable Standard-Setter Award through which Rainforest Alliance recognizes RFA-certified products that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to sustainability, improving livelihoods and conserving forests.
“One of our clients was among the winners, which makes us very proud since their products come from our certified farms in Guatemala. This shows AgroAmerica’s commitment to its clients and to sustainability,” said Cristina Samayoa, AgroAmerica’s oil sales manager.
“Bradford is delighted to have partnered with AgroAmerica since the beginning of its journey for Rainforest Alliance certification of palm oil in 2011, and to source our Rainforest Alliance Certified™ palm oil from AgroAmerica since then. In addition to our respect for AgroAmerica’s product, we are especially pleased with their emphasis on corporate responsibility, fair treatment of employees, support of education in their communities, and focus on health and dental care. I am proud to call AgroAmerica a friend,” said Stuart Benton, President & CEO of Bradford.
In 2010, AgroAmerica became the first oil palm company in the world to obtain the Rainforest Alliance certification. Recently, AgroAmerica also became the first palm oil company in the world to receive the “Level A” certification of the “Rainforest Alliance Certified” Program and the second in the world in all company categories.
AgroAmerica is a sustainable growing, shipping and distributing company of sustainable bananas and vegetable oils. It employs over 13,000 persons in Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, the United States and Europe. For more information please visit www.agroamerica.com
Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming use of soil practices, business practices and consumer behavior.