WP Produce Unveils Operational Investments to Build Sustainability in the Dominican Republic; Christopher Gonzalez Shares
MIAMI, FL - Operational growth is underway as WP Produce works to take its Desbry® Tropical Avocado brand to new heights with new strategies and investments. In its latest move to boost the sustainability of its operations, the supplier has implemented solar power at its Bonao, Dominican Republic, facility to increase sustainability in the Caribbean region.
"Our packing and shipping compound in the province of Bonao, which is the largest, state-of-the-art tropical avocado facility in the region, is now energy independent. Since June 2021, our new 20,000-kilowatt, renewable solar power installation has been producing more than 100 percent of the electricity needed to power the facility," said Christopher Gonzalez, Vice President of Sales. "During peak solar production, our excess power generation is going back to the power grid to support the local community."
As a premium distributor of tropical avocados in the U.S. and a distinguished packer and shipper in the Dominican Republic, WP Produce is on a mission to improve sustainability throughout the Caribbean nation, as noted in a press release. The implementation of solar panels at its facility marks a major milestone toward the company’s initiatives to boost sustainability in the Dominican Republic, as well as supporting its employees.
"In addition to moving toward energy independence and reducing our carbon footprint throughout our supply chain, we have a focus on improving the lives of our workers,” Gonzalez added. “We have significant worker welfare initiatives including increased wages, supporting community medical clinics, and providing our workers and their families with food and water.”
Tropical avocados are a staple in the Caribbean and tropical regions around the globe and have been gaining traction across the country, driving demand in the U.S. and increasing the need for WP Produce’s energy-saving strategies as it supplies consumers with bright green, high-quality Desbry Tropical Avocados.
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