Corporate Social Responsibility
Here at FIBandCO, we prioritize working with small to medium-sized farmers and local workers by bringing them the tools to grow responsibly.
We are currently involved in opening new factories with our international partners that share our vision and value. Together we implement sustainable development practices that improve our overall quality of life.
Vision and Values
We consider that this untapped sector can provide a better future for those who work on the farms. That is why we bring them long terms skills with the knowledge of our technology. We are ensuring a way that will beneficiate them in a more responsible, diverse and dynamic sector developed by the valorization of the banana fiber.
Our banana farms in Martinique are among the cleanest banana farms in the world since Martinique is a European Territory, we implement the most advanced practices regarding the use of pesticides and fertilizers. We carefully select our banana trunk origin as well as the banana farms, thus ensuring a positive outcome.
CSR strategy and indicators
Because our industry is quite unique we had to develop our own Corporate Social Responsibility in order to insure a sustainable development for the valorization of banana fiber.
Our monitoring tools help us to oversee our partners in different countries, with a specific emphasis on the International Labor Organization statements from the UN. We implement a due diligence process of any stakeholders that take part in our chain insisting on a great work environment and livable wages in the banana farms.
We encourage our partners to implement similar working conditions like the one we have in Martinique. We also want to empower the workers involved in the production of Green Blade with a better wage than the minimum average.
Our team and network provide specific support to our partners in banana producing countries. We include staff that is specialized in sustainable development and project management in developed countries.
We monitor transversal indicators through our value chain such as:
- Number of exotic trees saved
- Number of partners that implement our sustainable competitiveness indicators
- Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of product out of any production unit and carbon footprints measurement of the banana fiber product
- Number of workers trained on the banana fiber process and technology
- Number of banana farmers compensated for their banana trunk waste
- Number of cooperation agreement with local universities to develop local know how and empowerment to go further with the banana fiber valorization