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Chiquita
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Sustainability summary

Chiquita has achieved the E-label, because only a little information is published about a policy on sustainability. It is hard to see the effort Chiquita is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparency is needed.

Brand owner: Chiquita Brands International Sàrl
Head office: Rolle, Switzerland
Sector: Bananas & Pineapple
Categories : Bananas, Pineapples
Free Tags: Rainforest Alliance

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Chiquita sustainability score report

Last edited: 5 July 2018 by Amber
Last reviewed: 5 July 2018 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Chiquita implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as energy efficiency measures. Source
2. Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years? Chiquita doesn't publish an up to date annual climate footprint of last years. So it is not clear if the implemented measures actually helped to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Source
3. Is at least 10% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? Chiquita doesn't communicate up to date information on its renewable energy policy. Source
4. Is at least 25% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
5. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Chiquita doesn't communicate clear information on total target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions. Source
6. Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the product supply chain that is beyond own operations? Chiquita doesn't provide up to date information on measures implemented to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations, and results achieved. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 8
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 5% of its volume? Chiquita communicates that 100% of the company-owned farms are Rainforest Alliance certified. But, Chiquita doesn't specify which share of all its bananas can be considered certified and does not provide recent information about which share of all its pineapples is certified. Source
2. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 10% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 25% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 75% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for 100% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
7. Does the brand have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of packaging, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report on these results? Chiquita doesn't report on up to date annual results of its packaging reduction policy - including annual packaging volumes/weights per material type. Source
8. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Chiquita doesn't report on up to date annual results of its waste reduction policy - including annual waste volumes/weights per material type. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 8
1. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to improve the farmers income that goes beyond certification, and is the premium for smallholder farmers at least 10%, and are there similar provisions for plantation workers? Chiquita communicates that on all of its owned Latin American farms living wage payments are realized. But, a clear policy on this, as well as further information (such as actual price rates) and reporting concerning its supplying farmers, aren't specified yet. Source
2. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 5% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? Chiquita communicates that 100% of the company-owned farms are Rainforest Alliance and SA8000 certified. Also, Chiquita engages in the verification of its supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. However, Chiquita doesn't specify which share of all its bananas and pineapples can be considered certified. Source
3. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 10% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
4. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 25% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
5. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 50% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
6. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 75% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
7. Does the brand (company) purchase 100% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
8. Does the brand (company) maintain a published list of banana and pineapple suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume of bananas and pineapples? Chiquita doesn't provide a significant list of direct suppliers. Source