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Hortifrut has been linked to agriculture and the environment for over 35 years.

Since the beginning, the relationship with our collaborators, the communities where we operate, the environment as well as ethic and transparency have been our commitment.

Following the path of sustainability, we decided to become certified as a B company, a recognition that links us to a select group of companies around the world that use resources to generate value for their shareholders and provide specific solutions to social and environmental problems, thus generating a positive impact on society. Accelerating a cultural change that is redefining the way business is done and helping build a new, more sustainable and inclusive economy.

Aligned with sustainable development objectives, we identify the objectives linked to our activities and those where we aim to contribute:

ODS2: ZERO HUNGER

ODS2: ZERO HUNGER

Improves nutrition and promotes sustainable agriculture.

ODS4: QUALITY EDUCATION:

ODS4: QUALITY EDUCATION:

Promotes an inclusive and equitable education for the local population with the necessary tools to develop innovative solutions.

ODS12: RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION:

ODS12: RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION:

Guarantees sustainable consumption and production modalities.

ODS17: ALLIANCES TO ACHIEVE GOALS:

ODS17: ALLIANCES TO ACHIEVE GOALS:

Promotes alliances with shared vision and goals, built on principles and values.


CERTIFICATION AREAS

In order to become certified, companies must go through a strict evaluation process, where their generated impact is measured in 4 areas: Community, Collaborators, Governance, Environment, as well as measuring the impact generated through its Business Model.

  • Community: Identify policies and practices conducted by the company that have a positive impact not only on the physical community where they are, but also on the treatment and choice of suppliers and distributors.
  • Collaborators: Identify company practices and policies towards their workers: are they trained?; are they offered benefits besides those required by law?; are they heard, included, respected?
  • Governance: Identify practices and policies that the company may have in terms of transparency, decision-making, alignment, and commitment to the company, among others.
  • Environment: Identify policies and practices that have a positive impact on the environment (recycling, supplier selection criteria based on their social-environmental impact, use of renewable energies, water, use of residues, among others).