Guatemala, November 2009. Farms and La Sierra Las Vegas, located in the department of Escuintla, have been certified by the Rainforest Alliance, once again.
Frutera is interested in certifying their Rainforest Alliance farms because he is concerned to protect biodiversity, the rights and welfare of workers and local, close to the operations of the business community.
These farms have a total area of 337 thousand hectares five packing plants, all of them certified by the Rainforest Alliance since 2003.
This certification works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
For over twenty years, Rainforest, as an international organization, working with farmers, forest managers and tourism professionals around the world and develops practices that protect water, soil, wildlife habitat and forest ecosystems.
Our farms meet the Rainforest Alliance standards and we have therefore been qualified for the seal of approval, which is widely recognized by businesses and consumers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
To encourage farmers and forestry producers to adopt sustainable methods and reward their efforts, Rainforest Alliance certifies farms that meet the nearly 100 social, environmental and economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN, for its acronym in English) A coalition of nonprofit organizations that promote sustainable agriculture.