Fyffes' Sol Group receives award for social responsibility
The Honduran Foundation for Social Responsibility awarded the Socially Responsible Company Seal for the second consecutive year to Sol Group, Fyffes melon subsidiary in Honduras, for its commitment to corporate social responsibility and the well-being of its workers and their communities.
Last July, FUNDAHRSE carried out an audit of Sol Group’s operations in southern Honduras to evaluate the company’s compliance with seven key indicators of the INDICARSE tool, an international guide on corporate social responsibility, obtaining an average score of 96 percent. The results were as follows:
- Governance: 97 percent
- Human Rights: 100 percent
- Labor Practices: 92 percent
- Environment: 93 percent
- Fair Operating Practices: 99 percent
- Consumer Affairs: 100 percent
- Community Participation: 99 percent
Since 2021, Sol Group in Honduras has gone through an exhaustive transformation process in which social responsibility, including labor relations, the environment, surrounding communities and human rights have been the center for implementing new practices and developing new policies.
Michael Fletes, sustainability coordinator of Sol Group in Honduras, played a key role during the rigorous FUNDAHRSE audit. “We are very proud for being recognized as a socially responsible company for a second year," said Fletes. "This demonstrates our commitment and our progress in integrating sustainable practices in the different areas of our organization. We will continue working each day to further contribute to the well-being of the world, our workers, communities and other stakeholders.”
“This recognition reflects our policy to act as socially responsible company together with the communities in the different areas where we operate in Honduras," said Genivaldo Pereira, general manager of Fyffes/Sol Group. "It also demonstrates our commitment to driving sustainable economic development in Honduras through the creation and promotion of an inclusive, equitable and prosperous environment. FUNDAHRSE’s Seal renews our commitment to continue working on the three fundamental pillars of corporate social responsibility that encompass economic, social, and environmental responsibility.”