Fyffes has announced its support of global regulations that aim to reduce sulphur emissions.
The regulations, set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), beginning 1 January 2020 and will limit marine fuels' sulphur content to 0.5%, according to a statement.
Fyffes' Environmental Impact
Fyffes ships over 100 million boxes of fruit each year and said it is committed to protect natural resources, so it will meet the standards of the new regulation.
"We strongly support the need for the IMO 2020 sulphur regulations because they are directly linked to our Sustainability Strategy and one of our four pillars – stewardship for the planet," said Jeronimo Poggio, shipping director, Fyffes.
"The regulations will help reduce carbon emissions, as well as reduce acid rain, which can harm agricultural crops, including our fruit. Importantly, there is also a positive human impact by reducing illnesses and deaths caused by sulphur emissions impacting people living near ports."
"We are committed to providing the highest quality fruit at an affordable price for consumers while ensuring that our business is a sustainable one; for our growers, the local communities, as well as the planet."
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