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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 100% 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.
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
100% of 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.
HACC– 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 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:
This standard guarantees that all the banana ingredients manufactured come from Rainforest Alliance Certified plantations.