SunSelect Values Global Development

Posted by SunSelect

August 25, 2014

One of our core values at SunSelect is stewardship. From the management of our resources to the work that is done day-in and day-out: we believe it is essential to remain sustainable. We believe it is imperative to take care of our environment. And above all, we believe it is a privilege to grow fresh, healthy produce for people’s needs.

But we don’t stop there.

The family at Sun Select recognizes that we have a duty to our workers. Some of them have families and communities in foreign countries that can benefit from development projects. That’s why with every Fair Trade sale our greenhouse workers earn Community Development Premiums. These funds go into a separate bank account designated for social, economic and environmental development.

There’s more.

What happens to the money in this account? Well, it is managed by our Fair Trade Committee: a democratic body made up entirely of our greenhouse workers. They know how these premiums can best serve the pressing needs of their communities. After presenting these needs, the committee votes on how to best use these resources to improve each community’s day-to-day life.

Why do we do this?

Because we know sustainability goes beyond a delicious environmentally grown produce; sustainability means partnering with the global community in stewardship.

Watch our video and see how SunSelect is committed to fair trade.