Sustainability

FOR A VIABLE SOCIETY AND HEALTHY WORLD

Social and environmental commitment have been integral parts of our business activities for decades.

As a “Partner for Generations”, we feel very strongly not only about healthy coexistence in the present day but also about treating our resources sustainably for the benefit of future generations. An intact climate is vital for our daily business. 

Since 2017, we have not only been balancing our corporate CO2 footprint and offsetting it through certified climate protection projects but have also actively been reducing our CO2 emissions within the company. We also encourage our partners to undertake specific reduction projects along the supply chain.

Products

A wide variety of products! Whether conventional, organic, Fairtrade or climate-neutral, we offer a wide range of fruit and vegetables in numerous types of packaging, all available in different sizes.

Quality

Quality without compromise. We guarantee seamless monitoring from field to customer.

Sustainability at a glance

We set ambitious climate targets, practise CO2 reduction, and are committed to making the planet healthier in the long term.

25

kg of honey are produced by our sponsored bee colony every year

>20

reduction projects aimed at cutting CO2 emissions

50

% CO2 reduction by 2030 compared to 2018

36,7

million kg of compensated CO2

ORGANIC, FAIRTRADE, CLIMATE-NEUTRAL

HERE’S HOW SUSTAINABLE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES CAN BE

As pioneers in our industry, we began importing organic and Fairtrade products to Europe more than 25 years ago.

Along with social and environmental standards, we believe that curbing climate change is vital if we are to keep the world intact. This is why we draw attention to the effects of climate change on our environment and are committed to reducing CO2 emissions along the supply chain.

Our commitment

We are committed to social and environmental responsibility and a more sustainable future worldwide.

Categories

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

We have been a member of the Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables since 2022.
The Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV) is a covenant that aims to actively contribute to a more sustainable fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain regarding economic, environmental, and social impacts. It focuses on reducing the environmental footprint across the supply chain, improving working conditions, wages and incomes, and strengthening due diligence reporting and transparency.

Reduction measures

BY OURSELVES AND OUR PARTNERS

WIND ENERGY


Wind farms for green energy
• SAT Juliano BONNY Gómez

SOLAR ENERGY


Solar power system for generating electricity
• Fresh Warehousing bvba
• AgroMartín, S.L.
• EASTWEST Fresh Services &
   Logistics GmbH
• Hof Röhrkasten
• C.I. Tropical S.A.S.

water treatment


Preparing drinking water for irrigating green areas
• Frutas de Piura S.A.C.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY


Illumination using LED lights
• Zoomweg Zeeland
   Coldstore B.V.
• Comercializadora S&A Chile

Climate-friendly citrus drying
• V. ROS SLU

Server efficiency
• Port International GmbH

Reefer Container
• Hapag-Lloyd

FUEL SAVING


A climate-friendly way to get to work
• Port International GmbH

Bike pool
• Port International GmbH

Staff shuttle service
• AgroMartín, S.L.

New motor technology and GPS-supported software
• FT Logistics AG

REFORESTATION


Binding CO2 in the atmosphere
• Bananeras de Urabá S.A.
• Agrícola Valenciana

RECYCLING


R-PET packaging
• Lorentzen & Sievers GmbH

Recyclable drinking bottles
• Comercializadora S&A Chile

E-MOBILITY


Climate-neutral container terminal
• Hamburger Hafen
   und Logistik AG

Electrification of diesel engines
• Baccota SAS

E vehicles
• Port International GmbH

Climate protection projects

We are investing in two climate protection projects to offset our CO2 emissions.

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Drinking water project in Malawi

Two billion people around the world have no access to drinking water. Many families have no choice but to boil their water on an open fire using the simplest of utensils. This causes CO2 emissions and is contributing to the ever-increasing deforestation in the regions affected. By repairing damaged fountains and drilling new boreholes, the project in Kasungu, Malawi, ensures that each household uses less firewood when preparing water and that CO2 emissions are prevented.

Wind-energy_Chile
Wind energy project in Chile

This project is providing clean, renewable, emission-free electricity to help cover Chile’s energy needs and reduce energy consumption from fossil fuels. The wind farm began operation in October 2010 and consists of two power plants with a total of 57 wind turbines. Wind energy is generated without fossil fuels and is therefore emission-free. Increased renewable energy generation is vital to stop global warming and safeguard energy supplies in the long term.

In accord with the
UN Sustainable Development Goals

With BE CLIMATE, Fairtrade and our trade in organic products, we give all our hearts and minds to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) every day. In short, our daily activities focus on:

Your contact

MArlene
KÜHLING

Contact for
sustainability management

Phone: +49 40 30 10 00 517
Email: marlene@port-international.com

Jan
KÖBBING

Contact for
sustainability management

Phone: +49 40 30 10 00 121
Email: jan@port-international.com

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