The Action Alliance for Sustainable Bananas is a multi-stakeholder initiative. It is open at any time for more members. If you are interested in the work of the Action Alliance or would like to help shape it, please contact the project secretariat.
Current members are:
Fyffes is the oldest fruit brand in the world. For more than 80 years, the Fyffes logo has stood for premium quality and a sustainable, respectful approach to nature and people. Fyffes is the leading marketer of organic and fair-trade bananas in Europe and the largest banana importer with the worlds’ most globally certified GlobalGAP cultivation partners. The cooperative partnership with the farms on-site is given high importance at Fyffes – with some growers, Fyffes has been working together for more than 50 years.
The main activities of the Fyffes Group are the production, procurement, shipping, ripening, sales and marketing of bananas, pineapples and winter melons.
Curious? For more information, please visit www.fyffes.de.
Global Nature Fund
The Global Nature Fund (GNF), a non-profit organisation, is committed to the protection of nature and sustainable management worldwide. The foundation works closely with local non-governmental organisations, businesses, authorities and municipalities. The GNF is actively involved in the ABNB and intends in particular to strengthen the conservation of biodiversity along the entire value chain. The seat of the foundation is Radolfzell at the Bodensee.
The Kaufland Group operates more than 650 food retailers across Germany. It is based in Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg. Kaufland is committed to the protection of people and the environment in a varitey of ways, including through a responsible design of the product range and the supply chain. Kaufland has already received several awards for its wide-ranging commitment, such as the Fairtrade Award in the “Retail” category or the Lean and Green Star, and has been awarded the Gold Award by the consumers’ initiative e.V. as a “Sustainable Retail Company 2015”.
More information on the commitment to people and the environment can be found at www.kaufland.de/verantwortung
For 25 years, SÜDWIND e.V. has been committed to economic, social and environmental justice worldwide. The institute reveals unfair structures, making them public and provides opportunities for action through education and public relations, discussions with those in charge of politics or business, engagement in campaigns and network or consulting and accompanying actions for consumers.
TransFair (Fairtrade Deutschland)
The association TransFaire e.V. (Fairtrade Deutschland) was founded in 1992 with the aim of supporting disadvantaged producer groups in developing countries. As an independent organisation, TransFair e.V. does not deal with goods itself but is committed to promoting trade in fair-trade products and raw materials and to achieve greater awareness of sustainable consumption. More than 300 licensing partners offer more than 3,000 different fair-trade products in Germany, such as Fairtrade-certified bananas. More information about Fairtrade Deutschland, the internationally valid fair-trade standards and the certification can be found at www.fairtrade-deutschland.de
The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) is one of the largest and most experienced nature conservation organisations in the world and active in more than 100 countries. Around the world, there are around five million sponsors. WWF’s global network maintains 90 offices in more than 40 countries. Around the world, employees are currently carrying out 1300 projects to preserve biological diversity. More on: www.wwf.de
The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization that promotes responsible trading. Consisting of companies, farmers, forest workers, communities and consumers, it works at the interface between the industry, agriculture and forestry. By bringing together the various actors, farmers can be given a stronger voice to improve their living conditions. Furthermore, Rainforest Alliance is committed to the protection of biodiversity and the fight against climate change.
GlobalG.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe. The GlobalG.A.P. standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers safe food production by minimizing detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.
GlobalG.A.P. serves as a practical manual for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) anywhere in the world. The basis is an equal partnership of agricultural producers and retailers who wish to establish efficient certification standards and procedures.