We work for

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

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We work every day to meet the highest standards of agro-industrial sustainability. 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 stakeholder's wellbeing.

“Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony.  These conditions permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.”

 United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

To achieve responsible production, we have developed a Corporate Sustainability Strategy
based on the following pillars:

Our
Communities

Our
Planet

International
Certifications

Ethics &
Compliance

The management mechanisms we execute through our pillars allow us to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and The Principles of Global Compact, initiatives promoted by the United Nations.

OUR PEOPLE

At AgroAmerica, we contribute to social development improving quality of life through inclusion, health, education, and decent work.

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Living Wage

Generation of employment in equal opportunities for men and women. Salary payment according to Living Wage study to provide employees with a fair and adequate salary.

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Training

Ongoing labor training in organizational, technical, environmental, and ethics and compliance issues; through work development programs at all levels, from the board of directors to the field workers.

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Ocupational Health and Safety

We comply with international standards of Occupational Health and Safety through strict biosecurity controls, continuous training in the use of appropriate protective equipment for each job, medical care in the workplace, among others.

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Saving and Loan Coop

We have created cooperatives for workers and their families. Associates have savings accounts with higher interests than those offered in the market, posthumous care programs, convenience stores, and benefit from access to financing at very low-interest rates.

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Generating Jobs for Women

Agroamerica advocates for the inclusion and empowerment of women through job generation and the implementation of programs; for them to grow professionally and take development to their families and communities.

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School for AgroAmerica's Workers Children

We have created cooperatives for workers and their families. Associates have savings accounts with higher interests than those offered in the market, posthumous care programs, convenience stores, and benefit from access to financing at very low-interest rates.

OUR COMMUNITIES

We promote the wellbeing and the development of communities to contribute to a society where common good prevails.

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Community Management

We support initiatives from stakeholders who request our involvement in community management projects to build local self-management capacity for their development in education, infrastructure, health, and entrepreneurship.

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Human Development Center - HDC

We offer medical services and Health and Nutrition programs carried out in alliance with the University of Colorado, United States.

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Nutritious Meal Program

Our “One banana a day changes your life” meal program aims to incorporate a banana a day as a nutritious supplement to the school meal to improve the nutrition and food security of children in rural schools near our operations.

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Training

We hold training for community leaders, women, teachers, school principals, and students, on human values, citizenship, HIV / AIDS prevention, care for the environment, alcoholism and drug addiction, health and hygiene, and nutrition.

OUR PLANET

AgroAmerica invests in practices that have a positive impact on the conservation of natural resources like water, soil, and the biodiversity of flora and fauna.

Efficient Use of Water

We implement state-of-the-art technology to achieve efficient use of water, actively participating in Technical river basins Committees, among other actions involving all social actors, to promote the rational use of water.

Clean Energy Projects

AgroAmerica carries out a renewable energy production project and a Clean Development Mechanism project, approved by the UN.

Enviromental Management Plans

We have developed monitoring and control tools for the efficient use of resources, minimizing waste, and promoting the responsible use of Agrochemicals.

Conservation of Ecosystems and Forest Areas

We build alliances to promote conservation of biodiversity of flora and fauna, nature reserves, protected areas, and carry out reforestation programs throughout the year.

Agroindustrial Sustainability of Tropical Oil

Learn about our sustainable practices applied to the production of Tropical Oil.

Agroindustrial Sustainability of our Bananas

Learn about our sustainable practices applied to the production of Premium Bananas.

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Our key to success has been Corporate Compliance with international standards focused on agro-industrial, labor, environmental, and social practices.

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Our continuous improvement culture encourages us to periodically assess our performance, processes, practices, and demeanor within the framework of compliance with international standards that guarantee sustainable and responsible production.

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Compliance with the most demanding standards has allowed us to be an internationally certified corporation and thus guarantee our workers, surrounding communities, customers, and investors that we ensure sustainable and responsible production.

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

Participation in the Program for ethical, legal, and sustainability compliance of the Center for Action of Corporate Social Responsibility in Guatemala – CENTRARSE-.

We ensure ethical and transparent behavior involving every organization level of the company.Hemos implementado un programa de cumplimiento ético, legal y sostenible que comprende:

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Corporate Policies

Standards and guidelines design to help us make decisions based on the objectives of the company in labor and social-environmental areas.

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Code of Ethics

The general principles that guide our corporate decisions and the behavior of the members of our organization; they are applied to directors, collaborators, suppliers, clients, and third parties.

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Ethic Line

Official contact channels enabled by the corporation, so workers, their families, community members, suppliers, customers, and the general public express their concerns, comments, or suggestions completely anonymously, submitted via phone call, email, or an online form.

Anti-corruption

We promote compliance with domestic and international laws applicable to fighting corruption. Any action, complaint, or doubt regarding our policy and our behavior, can be reported through our Ethics Line or our Legal Department.

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Ethics Commite

A committee in charge to address and investigate the submitted complaints or suggestions sent to our contact channels to ensure a harmonious relationship among the company, workers, and communities.

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Audit Scheme

We have developed an external and internal audit scheme to regularly assess our performance and compliance with national and international criteria.

REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS

OUR SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS

documento

TROPICAL OIL

Tropical Oil Sustainability Report 2019
Click here to download

documento

BANANA

Banana Sustainability Report 2020
Click here to download

STRATEGIC PARTNERSIPS

Representatives of the United Nations Development Program –UNDP- in a guided visit to our company’s facilities, to promote strategic partnerships towards sustainable production.

AgroAmerica aims to promote stronger national and international partnerships to accomplish sustainable development.

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Open Dialogue

We build positive relationships with our stakeholders through active and constant communications based on dialogue, which becomes a path towards development.

Cooperation

We manage strategic partnerships with local communities and national and international organizations; focus on environmental conservation, labor, trade and business, and Corporate Social Responsibility institutions.

Certifications:

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