All Good and T&G Fresh have teamed up to launch the first Fairtrade and zero carbon certified bananas.
Andrew Keaney, managing director of T&G Fresh, said the company proud import, sell and distribute zero carbon bananas across Aotearoa.
“As part of our Kaitiakitanga commitment, we’re focused on building a healthier planet by protecting and nurturing the natural environment and taking positive climate action is part of this,” said Keaney.
“Together our team has worked alongside All Good, Agrofair and our Ecuadorian growers, as well as utilising our global connections to find a solution to offset the carbon footprint of every All Good banana. It’s a huge effort to get to this point and it’s the result of years of hard work.”
“As bananas are the most popular of all New Zealand grocery items, we know the potential this has to make a massive change in our industry.”
Every All Good banana is now carbon neutral certified by EKOS and off-set in a permanent forest protection project in the Peruvian Andes close to the Fairtrade farms in El Guabo, Ecuador where All Good bananas are grown.
The project protects the Amazonian Rainforest from road and agricultural development with significant benefits to the indigenous people. It is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and certified to the Verified Carbon Standard.
Since 2015, T&G Fresh has held an exclusive sales and distribution partnership with All Good, enabling All Good to reach more customers throughout New Zealand by utilising T&G Fresh’s well-established national transport network, strategic ripening, and market locations.