Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
In line with its passion for protecting the planet, Fresh Del Monte Inc. marked Earth Day 2022, celebrated this year under the theme ‘Invest in Our Planet’, to promote awareness about “what everyone can and should be doing to preserve the environment and make every day, Earth Day”.
Marked every year on April 22 since 1970, Earth Day aims to honor the Earth and demonstrate support for environmental protection.
Ms. Racha El Aawar, Fresh Del Monte’s Regional Marketing Director for the Middle East and North African region, commented: “As an agricultural company, we have endeavored to grow responsibly to protect and preserve our planet. We practice regenerative agriculture, a holistic approach to farming, to preserve the lands we grow in and their surrounding environments.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to build A Brighter World Tomorrow™, Fresh del Monte has been:
- Ensuring soil health, addressing soil fertility, and preventing soil erosion.
- Protecting forest ecosystems and reforesting lands; ensuring operations are certified as carbon neutral.
- Designating land as protected areas to preserve biodiversity.
- Reducing water usage by updating infrastructure and recycling and reusing water.
About Del Monte Fresh Produce Middle East and North Africa
The Del Monte group of companies in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of fresh and value-added fruits and vegetables and other fresh produce, ultra-fresh beverages and prepared food, refining the market and providing solutions for healthy eating. The Company’s agricultural and manufacturing practices are validated by local and international standards in sustainability, quality, food safety, and social accountability and comply with all applicable laws. The Company markets its products under the Del Monte® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for over 135 years. MENA is an indirect subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd.