Our Sustainability Vision

Harvesting value for a better world.

As a global company with a strong heritage and local focus, we are committed to our role vis-à-vis local communities, livelihoods, and ecosystems and therefore, through our operations around the globe we aspire to constantly harvesting value for our stakeholders and for a better world by focusing on:

  • Nurturing people and communities and improving livelihoods
  • Being an employer of choice of employees of choice
  • Reducing our environmental impacts and protecting natural environment for generations to come
  • Growing healthy and nutritious fruit
  • Constantly striving for sustainable performance
  • Nurturing diverse leaders with a sustainable development mindset

What we actively do for the planet

For Unifruitti, Sustainability is a license to operate.

This deep and full realization of Sustainability value and its strategic essence is guiding our approach to ESG strategy and helped identify our Focus areas. Further to the actions we undertake, our sustainability work is mainly reflected locally across our locations and throughout our interconnected value chain with the active contribution of the Unifrutti family, who is capitalising on our Group legacy, navigating the daily challenges, and embracing our sustainability goals and Vision 2030 with confidence.

In the light of these commitments, our Sustainability Strategy is focusing under 4 core pillars:

  • Environment
  • Social
  • Governance
  • Safe and Nutritious Fruit

Discover more about our key commitments and sustainability focus areas in Unifrutti Group’s 2021 Sustainability Report

Alignment of our strategy with selected United Nations Development Goals (SDGs) and international environment protection standards.

Wildlife protection as part of our environment protection programs.

Proper waste treatment and disposal, use of alternative energy, reduction of chemicals and pesticides.

Continual improvement of our operational processes, reducing the use of natural resources and monitoring the environmental conditions.

Implementation of the “Grassroots Rehabilitation and Enhancement of Environment and Nature (GREEN)” project, which aims to reforest critical and degraded areas in the Philippines.

How we care of our people and communities

Unifrutti prides itself on creating an international and diverse community of people working in different countries across the globe where fruits are grown in harmony with nature and local communities thrive.

Our employees are the backbone of the Group and, as an employer, Unifrutti has always paid the greatest attention to its Human Capital needs, developments, well-being and empowerement, regardless of their nationality, gender, culture and religion.

Our priorities are to safeguard the healthy, safety and well-being of our people and respect the local communities. Across our operations we have robust programs for the safety of our people in the workplace. Our employees receive frequent training on health and safety matters and benefit from well-being programs. Likewise, we offer insurance programs to workers and their families across different continents, and we encourage personal development and professional growth at every level.

We have always sought to build trust and collaborate with the local communities to improve livelihoods, access to basic services, develop skills and support education. We work with local partners, NGOs and support the communities through our Foundations in the Philippines and South Africa.

Unifrutti takes part in numerous global initiatives, including Rainforest Alliance and SIZA (Sustainable Initiative In South Africa).

Fair treatment, health and safety for our workers.

Strong support to continuous learning through staff development trainings, educational assistance and constant improvement of agricultural technologies.

A more comprehensive approach to addressing sustainability issues through constant communication with local institutions and stakeholders.

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Partnerships with Indigenous peoples all around the world, protection of buffer zone communities in the operational areas and creation of livelihood programs and scholarships for community stakeholders and their families.