SANTA PAULA, Calif – Calavo Growers, Inc. is excited to announce the publication of their first ever sustainability highlights report, covering performance and sustainability-related initiatives across the enterprise (Calavo Fresh, Calavo Foods, and Renaissance Food Group). The report is published on the Calavo website and introduces a new sustainability policy and framework designed to organize environmental and social programs, as well as continuous improvements to optimize waste impact.
In its inaugural sustainability highlights report, Calavo addresses consumer demand for more environmentally-friendly products, such as organic or fair-trade produce and greener packaging options; additional training programs to ensure all teams are equipped to uphold the company’s long-standing values; and plans to centralize environmental data collection to further understand and optimize waste impacts.
To further support sustainability efforts at Calavo, the company has formed a Sustainability Council, comprised of representatives from each of its primary business units, that reports to an Oversight Committee led by Chairman, President and CEO, Lee Cole.
“I’m proud to introduce Calavo’s first report dedicated to our sustainability efforts. While environmental and social responsibility has been part of our corporate culture for decades, this is the first time we’ve put together a summary of related activities to share with our stakeholders,” stated Cole. “With the growing interest in sustainability from our customers, investors, suppliers and communities, I anticipate this will be the first of many reports to come.”
Full access to Calavo’s Sustainability Highlights Report can be found on the company website at http://www.calavo.com/store/sustainability.html.
Calavo Growers, Inc. is a global avocado-industry leader and an expanding provider of value-added fresh food serving retail grocery, food service, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors and wholesalers worldwide. We operate in three business segments. The Fresh segment procures and markets fresh avocados and select other fresh produce (tomatoes). The Renaissance Food Group segment creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, fresh foods, including fresh-cut fruit, fresh-cut vegetables and prepared foods. The Foods segment manufactures and distributes guacamole and salsa. Founded in 1924, Calavo’s fresh food products are sold under the respected Calavo brand name as well as Garden Highway, Chef Essentials and a variety of private label and store brands.