In keeping with its longstanding commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its fruit and vegetables, SIIM announced this summer the arrival of the world’s first “Carbon Neutral” pineapple on the European market in 2021: straight from the plantations in Ecuador to its platform located at the Paris-Rungis International Market in France. The “fruit” of tireless work and considerable commitment among teams in Ecuador and France, the Terrasol pineapple, certified carbon neutral by TUV Rheinland, is a major step in the achievement of the Omer-Decugis & Cie Group CSR policy and an active contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN for 2030.
Marketed under the Terrasol brand since 1961, this extra sweet pineapple has been recognised for several years in Europe for its taste qualities. Grown at zero latitude on the slopes of the Andes, it benefits from an exceptional terroir, ideal climatic conditions and the historical know-how developed by the production teams. Produced in accordance with the fundamentals of sustainable agriculture, this pineapple was until now certified Global GAP, Rainforest Alliance and audited by amfori BSCI.
Now with total measurement and offsetting of all carbon emissions generated along its value chain – production, logistics, transport – the Terrasol “Carbon Neutral” pineapple takes a step further and confirms the Group’s deep commitment to the fight against global warming – Goal 13 of the UN SDGs for 2030.
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