Archive for April, 2011
The world. Its existence we experience daily. We breath, see, smell, feel, a live surrounded by the home we call Earth. Every year we take a day to think about what we can do to keep humanities impact efficient, safe, and clean.
Here at The Fruit Company we take this to heart and are constantly working towards a healthy impact in our environment. Here are just a few of our current practices:
Fruit Waste Program: The Fruit Company has partnered with Dirt Hugger, a regional composting company that supports a sustainable, local economy by collecting, processing, and utilizing valuable organic nutrients locally. Dirt Hugger is a member of the United States Composting Council.
Shipping Materials: 93% of our wood fiber corrugated boxes (gift boxes) are made with material supplied by Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program participants. The SFI® program participants are committed to sustainable forestry on their own forests and follow strict industry regulations. We use paper fill instead of shipping peanuts or bubble wrap. These efforts are a simple, inexpensive way to help our customers reduce the environmental impact of shipping their Fruit Company purchase. We remind consumers to reuse the shipping materials from all products received.
Shipping: 95% of our products are shipped via FedEx. In 2011 FedEx was ranked 8th in the Top 50 by Fortune 500 “World’s Most Admired Companies” in regards to Green Initiatives. FedEx is currently deploying electric vehicles in urban areas where their trucks drive fewer miles and the frequent braking recharges the electric batteries.
There is always room to grow as a company and we continually work towards bettering our world through new initiatives and ideas. Take some time today to think about your home environment and what you can do to promote a healthy Earth!