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Nature provides us with the fruit and vegetables we love to eat every day. We want to protect it as much as possible and are committed to doing so. We are actively working on responsible water management, reducing our emissions and our impact on the climate.


Water is essential for everyone, but it is scarce. This is why, together with our growers, we are committed to ensuring responsible water management. We invest in maximising water conservation in the field, for example, by using the latest irrigation techniques, reusing water and effective soil management. But we also look beyond the grower to consider water use in the surrounding area. In areas where water use and availability are out of balance, we engage with stakeholders to make the ecosystem healthier and more resilient. We develop Water Stewardship activities at a regional level, which involves ensuring progress together with local and international parties to successfully coordinate the supply and demand for water across the region. We are a sector leader in the certification of responsible water use, educating our buyers on key water issues and making water use an essential purchase criterion.

Read more about it in our Water Policy or in our Water Stewardship Journey.

What means responsible water management?

Do you want to know what we are doing together with our growers and other stakeholders on responsible water management in the fruit & vegetable sector? Watch the video below. 


We are actively working to reduce our emissions in the areas of transport, energy, mobility and waste. We are the first importer of fruit and vegetables worldwide to receive validation and approval of our climate objectives from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI). This means that our plans comply with the Paris climate agreement. Our progress on our reduction is measured annually. 


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