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Sustainability summary

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

Brand owner: Fyffes plc
Head office: Dublin, Ireland
Sector: Bananas & Pineapple
Categories : Bananas, Pineapples
Free Tags: Soil Association, Fairtrade, EU organic

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Fyffes sustainability score report

Last edited: 23 January 2016 by Anneleen
Last reviewed: 23 January 2016 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? Fyffes implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as continuously reducing its carbon emissions and being recognized by the 'Carbon Trust Standard'. 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? See remark for Climate Protection Policy question 1. However, a concrete climate footprint of own operations isn't reported. Source
3. Is at least 10% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? Fyffes 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? Fyffes 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? Fyffes 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? Fyffes purchases its products from environmentally certified sources, such as Soil Association and EKO. However, Fyffes doesn't specify which share of all its bananas and pineapples can be considered organic 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? Fyffes 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? Fyffes 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? Fyffes is a member of Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). However, concrete information about implemented measures to improve the farmers working and living conditions, that goes beyond certification 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? Fyffes purchases its products from socially certified sources, such as Fairtrade. However, Fyffes doesn't specify which share of all its bananas and pineapples can be considered socially 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 labour 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 labour 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? Fyffes doesn't provide a significant list of direct suppliers. Source