Innovative Initiatives

At any given moment, across the Total Produce internationally, individual operations are engaged in the implementation and promotion of innovative initiatives designed to refine our practices and improve ever further the processes which channel our produce from seed to store.

Here we profile projects which positively influence, not only our operations but also the broader environment in which we trade.

MINIMISING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Right across the fresh produce supply chain, from seed to store, Total Produce endeavours to find new ways the reduce the environmental footprint of our produce. See how Total produce Rotterdam uses barges to decrease the food miles associated with imported Melons here.

PRIORITISING LOCAL PRODUCE

Across all of our markets, Total Produce operates a “Local Produce First” policy, prioritising fruits and vegetables sourced locally. While the commercial aspect of this is very important for many local producers, Total Produce also works with these growers to promote their produce and local produce in general. Visit Mark McCann in Dublin, Ireland, here

WORKER WELFARE IN MORROCCO

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By its very nature, the fresh produce industry entails procurement from across the globe. Total Produce works hand in glove with trusted growers internationally to ensure that best practices are adhered to in terms of ethical and sustainable production. Click here to view a case study on how Total Berry is working with partners in Morrocco to ensure worker welfare on Morroccan farms.

PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING ACROSS EUROPE

Global obesity is a challenge facing nations all across Europe. Increasing fresh produce consumption offers a possible solution. But how can this be achieved? Total Produce is proud to be sponsoring Consumer Compass 2016- a landmark research project investigating fresh produce consumer behaviour across the EU. View a short summary of this research here.

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