Switzerland-based Frutco AG, founded in 1992, as a sales partner for banana puree in Europe for Paradise Ingredients and Mexifrutas in Costa Rica, has made it a mission to be 100% sustainable by 2030. We see sustainability as an opportunity to combine economic, ecological and social aims to ensure long-term success. We, therefore wholeheartedly support all efforts to promote sustainability and best practices throughout the whole value creation chain.
We are just about to open our own Banana processing Plant – FruBaTec – in Colombia where our partner has the Bananas which supports a totally transparent and sustainable supply chain. Frutco AG is a supplier and global seller of processed tropical fruits with a clear focus on banana, pineapple, passionfruit, mango, lime, lemon, guava and papaya. Our products are produced in accordance with the AIJN Code of Practice.
As a member of the CSR platform and the Sustainable Juice Covenant, we are obliged to ensure sustainability for our stakeholders. The progress regarding the Sustainable Juice Covenant is reviewed annually by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), and we are already 84% sustainable. All of our products are gently processed and fulfil international standards in terms of sustainability, ethics, fairness and food safety.
As a family company, we think in the long term. It’s important to us that we don’t leave future generations to foot our bills. We see sustainability as an opportunity to combine economic, ecological and social aims to ensure long-term success.Frutco AG
We focusses on the following aspects, which are fundamental to sustainability:
- New technology to reduce energy consumption and water consumption in agriculture as well as in our factories.
- R&D to increase yield and reduce waste, to ensure that 100% of fruit makes it to the food chain.
- Ensuring social standards in the relevant countries throughout the whole value creation chain.
- Great importance on food safety and quality.
- Promoting employees’ education, health and gender equality
- Promoting business models that involve local farmers and guarantee income through a link to the international market.
The Frutco® strategy is aimed at backwards integration to ensure raw ingredient sources for its customers. In doing so, we concentrate on a huge range of banana, pineapple, mango, guava, passionfruit and citrus products as its core fruits as well as a wide selection of other processed fruits. We do everything to sustainably ensure access to the best natural raw ingredients.
Frutco AG consists of various companies within farming, farm management, processing, logistics, marketing and sales. This means we can guarantee traceability and food safety. For more details, please write to us at Claudia.Lauener@frutco.ch or visit our website at https://frutco.ch/en_gb/.