Sourced for Good Bananas
A simple purchase can help make a big impact. Look for the Sourced for Good seal on our bananas and hundreds of other products that support workers, communities and the environment. Read on to discover some of the ways our supplier collaborators are contributing toward initiatives that matter, like providing education opportunities around the world.
Tecomán, Colima, Mexico
Certifiers: Fair Trade USA, Rainforest Alliance
School supplies, shoes and scholarships.
Starting your day with a banana could provide a bright start to kids’ days, too. One of our banana suppliers, Coliman, takes a special interest in fostering the future — giving out all the school supplies necessary for students to thrive, from backpacks and pencils to new shoes. They’ve also awarded 107 Universidad Empresarial Coliman scholarships that promote professional growth within the company and started a health fund that looks after physical, mental and social well-being. Let’s not forget fun — they’ve sponsored five tournaments and the construction of a sports complex.
Limón, Costa Rica
Certifier: Rainforest Alliance
800 acres of bananas, on campus.
EARTH University is a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit university and farm in Costa Rica that seeks to empower through study. Every purchase of EARTH bananas helps to fund student scholarships. The result: Students leave EARTH University with the goal of becoming change agents who combat poverty, and promote ethical and sustainable food production in their home countries.
Our Sourced for Good Program
Sourced for Good is more than just bananas. Get the big-picture impact of the program and the investments each purchase drives — from bell peppers to pineapples to tulips and more.