We are committed worldwide
Sustainability is an integral part of our corporate policy while day after day, our business activities on all continents of the world sharpen our awareness of our coporate responsibility.
We are particularly proud of our pioneering work regarding Fairtrade. Mike Port was one of the first importers of Fairtrade bananas in the late 90s. The ideals and standards of the Fairtrade system were a perfect fit for the family-run group who had always been cultivating long-term and cooperative trade relations with their suppliers and shown social commitment in disadvantaged regions. In 2012, Port was awarded the Fairtrade Award for this commitment.
Read more about our Fairtrade story.
We regularly implement our own aid projects and support existing programmes all over the world. Some of our highlights have been the construction of a kindergarten in Colombia, the support of a home for mentally disabled people in Ecuador together with one of our German banana customers, the support of SOS Children’s Villages with the construction of six new orphanages and the completion of a provisionally built kindergarten in Peru.
Read more out our latest social aid project here.
Commitment for our environment
We face the task of reducing our impact on the environment and climate on a daily basis. We have optimized our logistics processes by introducing climate-friendly routes, deliver the products directly from the field to the customers and largely renounce own warehouses.
Together with our partners, suppliers and customers we are also actively supporting the implementation of environmental projects (e.g. water management optimization) in the countries of origin.