Commercial, Energy Efficiency - June 21, 2019
AgroFresh improves sustainability of apple production supply chain
AgroFresh's SmartFresh food-waste reduction initiative has improved the sustainability of the apple supply chain by taking more than 8 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the system, the company announced June 20.
The ArgoFresh technology ensures higher-quality produce is produced in order to limit the food that goes to waste. From 2002-2018, the SmartFresh project has diverted more than 250,000 tons of apple waste, which equates to more than 800 million gallons of water not wasted, according to a news release.
These projects are a result of the company's efforts to formalize and strengthen its commitment to sustainability. AgroFresh is a developer of science-based solutions to environmental concerns surrounding the apple production industry.
"Since our founding, AgroFresh has provided expertise, solutions and services that help our customers prevent food waste while reducing their carbon footprints and preserving the earth's resources," Jordi Ferre, AgroFresh CEO, said in a statement. "Now, we're taking a deep dive to quantify our historical impact and to seek ways to improve it further. We want our customers to be aware of the long-term benefits of their partnerships with us, which extend beyond everyday business to optimize our planet's resources."
Going forward, AgroFresh will begin to analyze the impact its sustainability efforts have on the global markets.