MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers, and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, is pleased to announce it has been named a Humankind 100 Company for the second year in a row. The prestigious Humankind 100 list, compiled by Humankind Investments, honors companies that have a significant and positive impact on various critical areas, including access to food and clean water, healthcare, and digital services.
The ranking is based on the proprietary metric known as Humankind Value. It estimates the overall dollar amount a company generates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large by assessing the benefits provided to humanity.
Fresh Del Monte earned a spot on the Humankind top 100 due to Crop Production ($26.1 B), Economic Value ($2.0 B), and Medical Services ($745.6 M). Humankind describes Crop Production as the production, harvesting, storage, transportation, or sale of food or bringing food to consumers; Economic Value as offering consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing goods and services, and providing value for shareholders; and Medical Services as the production and distribution of medical devices and the delivery of medical services contributing to life expectancy and quality of life.
"Being recognized as a Humankind Company for the second consecutive year demonstrates our dedication to making a positive impact,” said Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fresh Del Monte. “We remain committed to creating value not only for our shareholders but for the communities we serve and operate in, which are at the heart of everything we do. This award is an honor for all of us at Fresh Del Monte and inspires us to continue our efforts in creating a Brighter World Tomorrow™."
Fresh Del Monte was also recently honored as one of America's Most Trusted Companies by Newsweek for the second consecutive year. In the Food & Beverage category, the company secured the No. 14 spot for consumer, investor, and employee trust. The global agriculture and produce company continues to be a leader in sustainability, having earned the SEAL Business Sustainability Award for its remarkable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across its agricultural value chain and being shortlisted for a World Sustainability Award in the New Launch category for the Del Monte Zero™ pineapple, Fresh Del Monte’s first carbon neutral certified pineapple. This prestigious award celebrates newly launched products or services that have an immediate and positive impact on sustainability.
To learn more about Fresh Del Monte’s sustainability efforts, visit freshdelmonte.com/our-approach/.
ABOUT FRESH DEL MONTE
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers, and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared food in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. markets its products worldwide under the DEL MONTE® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness, and reliability for over 135 years. The company also markets its products under the MANN™ brand and other related trademarks. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to the “Science Based Targets” initiative. In 2022 and 2023, Fresh Del Monte Produce was ranked as one of “America’s Most Trusted Companies” by Newsweek based on an independent survey rating companies on three different touchpoints, including customer trust, investor trust, and employee trust. The company was also named a Humankind 100 Company for two consecutive years by Humankind Investments, which recognizes companies that substantially impact areas such as access to food and clean water, healthcare, and digital services. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol FDP.