More and more of us are concerned about the environment and how businesses behave, so it’s right that you care about how Fyffes does things. We’re not perfect, but it is important to us to do the right thing and to be transparent about what we do and that’s one reason why producing Organic and Fairtrade fruit is such a big part of our business. But what you really need to know is that all Fyffes fruit is produced with the same commitment to fairness and the environment – whatever the label says.
It starts with long term partnerships and it says something that some of our relationships with growers’ groups are still going strong after 50 years! Whether the fruit is organic, Fairtrade or everyday, we adopt the same approach – a respect for the environment and a desire for those who grow and harvest our bananas to benefit from them. Our code of practice ensures that our workers enjoy safe and fair working conditions and community development programs improve living standards for workers and their families. By working closely with local people who understand the local situation and what is needed, we can make a real and lasting difference. Long term trading relationships with growers and their communities makes this possible.
For over 20 years Fyffes has been working with selected farmers in countries like Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Peru to produce organic fruit, utilizing natural farming methods and a sustainable approach to protecting the environment. We provide 100% organic bananas as certified by the inspection system of the EU Organic Regulation and where applicable, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulation. Each one is naturally tasty and grown sustainably and benefits from the expertise and experience of the world’s oldest fruit brand.
Fyffes is one of Europe's leading importers of organic and Fairtrade produce. With labels such as Fairtrade, Max Havelaar, Transfair and Krav we can offer a comprehensive range of fairly traded products.
Fairtrade guarantees that farmers receive a fair price for their crops, helping towards a better life for growers and their families. Bananas with the Fairtrade label offer the producer families in developing countries direct access to an international market and it is hoped that by learning to market their own produce at a reasonable price, Fairtrade producers will become independent in the long run, helping them to improve fruit quality and secure a future for their families.
Fyffes is Europe’s biggest supplier of Fairtrade bananas and applies the principle of Fairtrade to all its fruit production, not just the ones with a Fairtrade label.