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BONITA EUROPE Press Release, February 4, 2015

Bonita Banana is the first Company to implement GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP in Ecuador

Berlin, Germany, February 4, 2015— Eric Crisman, Senior Corporate Advisor, for Bonita Banana Global Distribution, announces, at Fruit Logistica 2015, that Bonita Banana has achieved the first GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP (Globalgap Risk Assessment on Social Practices) in the Ecuador banana industry.

Having the largest Globalgap certified banana production network in Ecuador, which measures GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), Bonita Banana has now begun an on-going GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP implementation process that “assesses social practices on the farms, addressing specific aspects of worker’s health, safety and welfare”.

The assurance of a good social management system at farm level is a demonstration of the critical need for transparent corporate social responsibility within the supply chain. GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP verifies compliance with National Labor Laws and International Labor Organization (ILO) core labor standards.

The GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP risk assessment was conducted by Bureau Veritas (Ecuador).

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 Article published in FRESH PLAZA: Global Fresh Produce and Banana News.  November 24, 2014.

“A banana from Ecuador has an edge over bananas from other countries.  Bonita wants to recapture place in Western Europe banana market.”  Lode De Roo, Bonita Northern Europe Sales Director.

(Spanish and English links)

http://www.freshplaza.es/article/86294/Bonita-quiere-recuperar-su-puesto-en-el-mercado-de-la-banana-de-Europa-Occidental

http://www.freshplaza.com/article/131269/Bonita-wants-to-recapture-place-in-Western-European-banana-market

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