Fyffes Releases New Sustainability Report; Helge Sparsoe and Julie Cournoyer Share
NORTH AMERICA - Transparency is key when it comes to Fyffes’ sustainability strategy. The supplier was working toward 13 sustainability targets during 2021 and 2022, set against a 2020 baseline year and expected to be met by 2030. Reporting on its progress toward these goals, Fyffes recently released its second sustainability report.
“The publication of our second sustainability report is a significant milestone for all our people, and the progress we are making against our targets is a major achievement,” said Helge Sparsoe, Chief Executive Officer. “Fyffes ambition in sustainability—including human rights, environmental and ethical performance—reflects our strategic vision to Shape Wellbeing for the World. I invite our employees, stakeholders, and customers to read the report to find out more.”
Fyffes targets are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and include six human rights targets. These include four targets that cover both environmental and social objectives and three environmental targets, including one of the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets in the fresh produce sector, according to a press release.
The supplier has already exceeded its target of providing 5 million meals to vulnerable communities by 2025—having already provided over 8 million meals—and is well on track to meet the rest of its targets in the next few years.
“During the cost-of-living crisis faced by many around the world, Fyffes is proud to work with expert partners in food banks and other organizations in both our production markets of Latin America as well as our consumption markets in North America and Europe that repurpose food loss into nutritious healthy meals, avoiding greenhouse gas emissions and satisfying nutritional outcomes for people,” Julie Cournoyer, Global Director of Sustainability, said.
The report can be viewed and downloaded here.
As we continue to hear about the industry’s sustainability updates, ANUK will be here to report.