To achieve responsible production, we follow a Corporate Sustainability Strategy to positively
impact Our People, Our Communities, and Our Planet, through compliance with international
certifications and ethical and transparent behavior.

It’s About People First

At ONE Banana, we believe people make a difference.

We are One different banana company because of our team members. We are committed improving and supporting better living conditions for our workers,  their families and their communities. With the success of our multiple programs,  we have helped over 60,000 people in 60 different communities in Guatemala and Ecuador, and our 8,000 employees and their families.

Our People

We care for the welfare of our employees and their families and aim to improve their living standards and contribute to the development of their communities.

To achieve this, we have created programs that address:

  • Health and wellness
  • Family nutrition
  • Reduction of infant mortality
  • Education and values
  • Decent work values
  • Financial savings and credit

Health and Occupational Safety:

We provide integral access to quality health resources in the workplace and the surrounding area of our operations. Also, We comply with international standards for Occupational Health and Safety through continuous training in the use of appropriate protective equipment for each job and strict biosecurity controls, among others.

Generation of employment:

We aim to generate employment in equal opportunities for men and women. The salary payment is made according to the Living Wage study to provide more than 9,000 men and women with a fair and adequate salary.


Ongoing labor training development programs are carried out at all levels, from the board of directors to the field workers. Among the subjects taught are: human values, health and wellness, civics, ethics, financial saving, as well as technical subjects.

Savings & Credit Cooperative
“Mi Gente” (My People)

We also believe in financial success and stability. We have created cooperatives for our workers to promote the welfare and improve the living standards of our employees and their families. Among the many benefits, members gain access to very low financing in order to purchase housing, land, vehicles, appliances, etc.

Community Outreach:

Our objective is to contribute and improve the standard of living of the inhabitants in the communities close to our operations and empower them through education, health, management, and citizen participation programs. Additionally, we encourage them to become actively involved in the development of their communities andmanage projects and state resources for the benefit of their villages.

Local Coordinator for Disaster Reduction

The Local Coordinator for Disaster Reduction was created jointly with the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction and the Community Development Councils of the southwestern Guatemala, in order to support the communities in case of natural disasters and organize them so that they learn to react correctly before such an event.

Mother and Child Program

Our Mother-Child programs aim to reduce mother-child mortality and to contribute to the growth and development of children in the zero to three years-of-age, in the Southwestern region of Guatemala.
Around 4,500 mothers and children have benefited from the programs called: Growing Up Healthy and Healthy Mothers, through which we provide technical assistance and training to monitor and reduce malnutrition in the area.

Happy Families Program

Our Happy Families Program is fundamentally a Nutritional and Food Security program for workers’ families. One of its main goals includes helping to achieve one of the Millennium Development Goals to reduce malnutrition and infant mortality rate. It is a two year program that includes training, practical activities, monitoring, supervision, evaluation and support.
This program is conducted in partnership with USAID and local health centers. ONE Banana is also a member of the Food and Nutritional Security Development Council (CODESAN). Around 12,000 people have benefited with the program.

Nutritious School Snacks Program

In partnership with local governments and schools, we donate bananas to 16 rural schools close to our operations during the school year, and empower mothers and teachers on health and nutrition in order to lower malnutrition rates in the area and improve food security. This project was awarded by Unilever International Awards with a Big Tick.

Human Development Center

Our Human Development Center is a community center in the southwestern part of Guatemala. It includes a private school for employee’s children and a medical clinic whose main focus is the care of ONE Banana employees and their families, as well as the surrounding communities. We partnered with the University of Colorado to help us create and run this program.

In November of 2016, we opened our Birthing Center as part of our Medical Clinic. The Medical Clinic and Birthing Center provide care to prenatal mothers and then also provide care from delivery through child development, until the age of 3-years-old. The center provides access to affordable, safe and clean health services, prenatal care and childbirth facilities.

Environment & Supply Chain Commitment

We don’t only grow great-tasting, high-quality bananas, but we do so in a sustainable
and responsible manner. By preferring our products, WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
And by we, we mean you and me!

Our Farms

We are a third generation, family-owned, vertically integrated company committed to the preservation of our resources and the responsible production of the highest quality bananas and ingredients from our own farms.
We hope you enjoy ONE soon!
All of our farms are Global G.A.P Certified, and over 99% of our farms in Guatemala and Ecuador are Rainforest Alliance Certified.
We are also BASC and SCS (Social Compliance Standard) Certified.
All of our Organic farms in Peru are Fairtrade, USDA Organic and European Community Regulation for Organic Production Certified.
We offer only the highest quality product from our own farms, using the most sustainable fertilization and water management practices.
We maintain complete control and traceability over our supply chain. We guarantee the best practices throughout the entire process.

Supply Chain Commitment

We take our commitment to the planet and environment very seriously, which is why ONE Banana is Rainforest Alliance , GlobalG.A.P. and SCS Sustainably Grown certified, the latter which is considered one of the most rigorous agricultural certifications to achieve.
We are proud to say that over 99% of our farms are certified by the Rainforest Alliance and GlobalG.A.P. We believe in implementing rigorous environmental standards around conservation and our Tier 1 SCS Sustainably Grown Certification signifies to the public that our company is acting consistently with our mission and vision.

These certifications:

  • Verify that products have been grown using environmentally responsible practices such as through soil and water conservation, sustainable crop production, and integrated waste management.
  • Demonstrate standards of good agricultural practices, which contribute to product quality, safety & purity and minimize negative environmental impacts of farming operations.
  • Ensure the utilization of fair labor practices, a responsible approach to worker health & safety and the promotion of good community relations.

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ONE Banana is dedicated to making a difference through better trade and business practices.

As a member of the United States Border Patrol’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), ONE Banana has been recognized for its continued commitment to protecting its banana supply chain, identifying any possible security gaps, and uniformly implementing best security practices in the fight to reduce terrorism.

As a Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC) certified member, ONE Banana is committed to promoting safe international trade in cooperation with governments and international organizations.


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great tasting, high quality and
delicious bananas in a socially and
environmentally responsible manner


Our organic banana-producing plantations are certified by: USDA Organic and European Community Regulation for Organic Production.




We promote the implementation of good practices that comply with international standards to ensure safety and transparency in our supply chain.

Our Ingredients are made from our own sustainably grown premium bananas, from our certified plantations in Guatemala.


HACCP– Certification Food safety management system:
Under the LSQA seal we guarantee the implementation of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system, which allows reducing, controlling or eliminating the hazards that may impact food safety.

BRC– Certificate Global Food Safety Standard:
This standard focuses on commitment to management, quality management systems, good manufacturing practice audits, development of systems to reduce exposure to food fraud, ensure consistency in audit processes and promote greater resistance, transparency and tracking of the supply chain.

Kosher Certification:
Kosher certification is the verification system for food to comply with the prescriptions of Judaism whereby food is suitable for consumption by believers.
The main criteria which are assessed are: quality, good manufacturing practices and supply chain traceability.
This certification guarantees that products of animal origin arenot involved in the process.

Rainforest Alliance – Identity Preserved:
The Chain of Custody model standard establishes the practicesthat must be implemented during product transformation, and evaluates the following criteria:

  • Chain of Custody management system
  • Traceability in the use of raw materials from certified estates

This standard guarantees that all the banana ingredients manufactured come from Rainforest Alliance Certified plantations.

Environment & Conservation


With over 7,500 hectares of land planted, conserving water is extremely important in how we grow our bananas and take care of our ecosystem. Because of that, we have invested in the latest cutting edge irrigation technology reducing our water usage. Furthermore, we take environmental responsibility very seriously and have implemented the use of new, environmentally friendly materials in growing our bananas.


We actively participate in landscape conservation projects and have developed our own initiatives to promote biodiversity conservation. We conserve biological diversity and have identified the species that live in our plantations through environmental studies.



The World Banana Forum (WBF)

Because of our commitment to sustainability, we are also members of the World Banana Forum and The Sustainability Consortium.

The WBF is a permanent space of assembly for participants representing the global banana supply-chain to promote open dialogue on challenges facing the banana industry.

This groundbreaking initiative brings together producers, their organizations, trade unions, cooperatives, exporter groups, fresh produce companies, retailers, traders, public agencies, governments, research institutions and civil society organizations.

The mission of the WBF is to inspire collaboration between stakeholders that produces pragmatic outcomes for the betterment of the banana industry; and, to achieve an industry-wide consensus of best practices regarding workplace issues, gender equity, environmental impact, sustainable production and economic issues.

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)

TSC is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. It develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives.

TSC advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members. TSC is jointly administered by Arizona State University and University of Arkansas with additional operations at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Nanjing University in China.

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