Halls has announced that its Peruvian grower partner, Luna Verde, has been awarded Rainforest Alliance certification for 30 of its mango farms.
“As a company with Rainforest Alliance Certified lychee and avocado farms, Halls is delighted to be working with their long term grower-partner Luna Verde who, with the Rainforest Alliance certification of their mango farms, align with Halls’ passion for growing and caring for their people, environment, and partners, as well as their produce,” Halls said in a press release.
“As a leading mango exporter internationally, Luna Verde complies with international standards for food and agriculture and it is more than committed to supporting sustainable development through social responsibility policies and projects aimed at increasing shared value for all its stakeholders.
“The organisation is guided by values of commitment, teamwork, innovation, respect, solidarity and passion for their work which enables them to achieve excellence and to be a committed and productive company.”
Rainforest Alliance certification works to protect ecosystems including wildlife habitat and water and helps ensure farm workers have safe working conditions, decent housing and access to medical care and schools for the employees’ children.
Choosing produce with the Rainforest Alliance Certified green frog seal provides consumers with the opportunity to support these endeavours.
Luna Verde supports the local economy by providing jobs, remaining committed to social responsibilities through compliance with labour laws, caring for the environment and developing and sustaining good human resources practices.