Sunkist

 

Established 1893 by group of growers; now a federated cooperative of 6,000 growers worldwide licensed to use the name Sunkist.

 

Governed by a board of directors.

 

Products:

Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, limes, citrus products

Non-organic to provide high yield and consistent product

 

Food safety:

GMP, GAP, HACCP

 

Green:

Convert orange peels into fuel and electric power for it own plant

Leader in environmental stewardship

 

Pesticide use:

Variety of IPM worldwide

 

Fertilizer use:

"Precision agriculture" pinpoints most needed areas – reduces run-off

 

Sustainable:

Company commitment to philosophy

Pioneered reduction of stream sedimentation form timbering operations

 

Independent testing:

Yes

 

HACCP approved

 

Fair trade:

Advancing a world wide coalition for workers

 

Other State/federal certification:

EPA, FDA, USDA, CDFA

Dept. of Labor/OSHA:

All certifications required

 

Comments:

Leader in clean water and habitat renewal