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FYFFES RECEIVES CLAC AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO FAIRTRADE PRACTICES IN BANANA SECTOR

June 19, 2018

DUBLIN, Ireland. – Following the recent certification of its Sur Agrícola de Honduras (Suragroh) melon farm by Fair Trade USA in April, Fyffes, the Dublin-based produce company, has been recognized again for its commitment to ethical standards and practices. Last week, the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fairtrade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC) awarded Fyffes for its commitment to buying bananas from many of the region’s small producers and its role as the largest Fairtrade banana buyer.

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FYFFES HONDURAS MELON PRODUCER GRANTED FAIR TRADE USA CERTIFICATION

April, 5 2018

Choluteca, Honduras – Sur Agrícola de Honduras (Suragroh), a Honduran division of Irish produce company Fyffes, has received Fair Trade certification from Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization that sets standards, certifies and labels products that promote sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers, and protect the environment. Criteria for gaining certification include safe, healthy working conditions, transparency, sustainable production and respect for biodiversity. Additionally, Fair Trade enables farm workers to directly earn an additional financial premium, which is used democratically to address pressing community needs.