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TROPS verifies the water and carbon footprint of its avocados

TROPS, the leading avocado and mango producer and marketer in the European Union, has verified the water footprint of its avocado production in Spain; the first time that this is done in the country.

TROPS strengthens its business model and its commitment to sustainability with the verification, by SGS, of the company's national avocado water footprint and the carbon footprint of the organization.

These new actions are part of the business strategy that they are carrying out, after joining the United Nations Global Compact and being the first company in the agri-food sector to certify its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

SGS, a world leader in inspection, certification, and testing that is also a benchmark for quality and integrity verified that the water footprint of Trops avocado crops in the country stood at 314.78 liters of water per kilo of avocado.

"We are very satisfied because these are sustainable quantities. This shows that the amount of water consumed to produce avocadoes under Trops' production systems is similar to the volume used to produce the rest of fruit and vegetable products and much lower than many other perishable products," stated Enrique Colilles, general director of TROPS.

The company has been verifying its carbon footprint since 2018. This year's carbon footprint verification continued to highlight the positive impact of agriculture in general and the production activity of TROPS' mango and avocado in particular.

TROPS producers have more than one and a half million trees that remove some 66,994.60 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. Thus, TROPS removes 5 times more CO₂ than it emits, which shows the sustainability of its agro-industrial activity and the positive impact it has on the environment, and the mitigation of the effects of climate change.

For more information:

Nave TROPS. Políg. Industrial TROPS
C.P. 29719 Vélez-Málaga
Tel.: +34 952 500 700

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