Corporate Social Responsibility

A Commitment to Safe, Ethical Food

sustainabilityGreenyard Fresh UK Ltd is committed to supplying its customers in the most sustainable way, with healthy and safe fresh produce. To reinforce our strategy CEOs signed a historic agreement in February 2013 to this end.

Greenyard Fresh UK Ltd recognises the commitment we have to our customers to ensure food safety and ethical trading issues. All our sources are regularly monitored and provide written undertakings that demonstrate a philosophy in line with our own.

We also ensure the highest level of compliance with domestic and international regulations and standards by implementing and overseeing policies that meet stringent ethical, as well as commercial, standards.

Chemicals

We shall, at all times, support growing practices that require the minimum application of chemical fertilisers and plant nutrients to achieve the quality of fruit required by our marketplace.

Whenever we are required to control plant pests, this is only carried out to pre-set measured parameters by fully qualified and trained personnel. Natural products or methods of pest control are always specified as the preferred option.

Ethics

Greenyard Fresh UK procure fruit from caring growing regimes actively promoting the wellbeing and betterment of the workforce. We fully co-operate with and extend beyond, where possible, all government worker welfare legislation. We do not support regimes where labour is bonded, forced or exploited.

Environment

Our goal is to minimise any negative impact on the environment as a result of crop production. Packing materials are sourced from sustainable programmes or manufactured using the maximum possible amount of recycled materials. It is our goal, through the examination and improvement of our practices, to reach a point where elements of our business can be seen to provide a positive contribution to the environment.

Sustainability

Wherever possible, Greenyard Fresh UK Ltd utilise alternative and sustainable energy sources. We are also actively working to minimise our “carbon footprint”.