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Sustainability summary

Turbana has achieved the E-label, because only a little information is published about a policy on sustainability. It is hard to see the effort Turbana is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparency is needed.

Brand owner: Uniban
Head office: Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.
Sector: Bananas & Pineapple
Categories : Bananas
Free Tags: USDA organic

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Turbana sustainability score report

Last edited: 23 January 2016 by Brian
Last reviewed: 23 January 2016 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

0 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Turbana doesn't communicate a concrete policy to minimize, reduce or compensate its climate emissions. Source
2. Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
3. Is at least 10% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
4. Is at least 25% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
5. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 20% within the next 5 years? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the product supply chain that is beyond own operations? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 8
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 5% of its volume? Turbana purchases its products from environmentally certified sources, such as USDA organic. However, Turbana doesn't specify which share of all its bananas and pineapples can be considered organic certified. Source
2. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 10% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 25% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for at least 75% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified bananas and pineapples for 100% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
7. Does the brand have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of packaging, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report on these results? Turbana doesn't report on up to date annual results of its packaging reduction policy - including annual packaging volumes/weights per material type. Source
8. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Turbana doesn't report on up to date annual results of its waste reduction policy - including annual waste volumes/weights per material type. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 8
1. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to improve the farmers income that goes beyond certification, and is the premium for smallholder farmers at least 10%, and are there similar provisions for plantation workers? Turbana doesn't provide concrete information about implemented measures to improve the farmers working and living conditions, that goes beyond certification. Source
2. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 5% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? Turbana purchases its products from socially certified sources, such as Fair Trade. However, Turbana doesn't specify which share of all its bananas and pineapples can be considered socially certified. Source
3. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 10% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
4. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 25% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
5. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 50% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
6. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 75% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
7. Does the brand (company) purchase 100% bananas and pineapples from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the bananas and pineapples? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
8. Does the brand (company) maintain a published list of banana and pineapple suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume of bananas and pineapples? Turbana doesn't provide a significant list of direct suppliers. Source