Reybanpac, a banana producer and exporter from Ecuador, recently reached a new milestone in its commitment to the environment. After a measurement and audit process it obtained the carbon neutral product certification for its banana operation, which goes from cradle to the shipping port, in accordance with the ISO 14067 standard.
“This certification is the result of our commitment to contribute to the mitigation of climate change. The reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases should be a priority for everyone, including agribusiness.”, says Vicente Wong, CEO of Reybanpac.
The certification covers the firm’s 45 farms and nearly 7,000 hectares of plantations. To measure its carbon footprint, the production process was evaluated from the nursery to the delivery of the banana boxes at the shipping port in Guayaquil. After the audit, it was confirmed that Reybanpac manages to capture the total CO2 emissions generated in its operation.
“We have been implementing good agricultural practices such as precision agriculture for some years. We are permanently focused on greater efficiency, therefore, on optimizing and reducing the use of resources and inputs. Our philosophy is to offer consumers a high quality fruit, which is also grown under strong standards of environmental and social responsibility. We will continue working not only to maintain carbon neutrality in our operations, but will seek to contribute more to reducing emissions. That is why, through one of the companies of the Group, there is forestry plan of over 5,000 hectares which adds to the climate action. Thus also contributing to the capture of CO2 from the atmosphere,” says Wong.
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