Fresh Del Monte Produce Appoints Hans Sauter as Company’s First Chief Sustainability Officer
CORAL GABLES, FL - As the move to sustainability increases in momentum, more companies are taking note. Companies like Fresh Del Monte Produce, however, are making waves. The producer and distributor announced that it has appointed Hans Sauter as the company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer.
“If there is anything I’ve learned during my time with Del Monte, it is that we have to keep our eyes to the future,” Sauter said. “We want to expand our sustainability initiatives and commit to our performance, people, and our planet. That’s how we build a Better World Tomorrow.”
In his new role, Sauter will maintain and advance projects and partnerships that commit to the health and wellbeing of the planet. Sauter will continue to help lead Fresh Del Monte Produce and help the company in its efforts to focus heavily on sustainability throughout the business, ensuring the company remains at the forefront of working towards A Better World Tomorrow.
According to the press release, Fresh Del Monte Produce vowed to continue its initiatives in its 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report. The company is planning on focusing its efforts on the following key areas:
- Sustainably Sourced Products: increasing its global volume sourced from certified sustainable farms
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions: lessening its contribution of greenhouse gasses by investing in a new fleet of vessels and in various renewable energy projects, including the installation of solar panels at various facilities
- Protecting Wildlife While Promoting Biodiversity: continue supporting reforestation efforts in the areas Del Monte farms
- Promote Growth of Communities: providing more educational opportunities to students and adult learners
- Applying Responsible Farming Techniques: preserving the production potential of our lands, conserving water, and reducing waste throughout the supply chain.
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