We just won a special new prize. Now, as you know, not only do
we like to buy the best tasting fruit, but we also try to buy it
from farms which look after both the environment and their workers.
To help us do that, we work with the Rainforest Alliance, an
international non-profit organisation that protects ecosystems and
the people and wildlife that live within them.
Last week it was the Rainforest Alliance's 20th birthday, and at
the celebrations we were lucky enough to receive their Green Globe
Award for businesses that "demonstrate an extraordinary
commitment to furthering sustainability by integrating
environmental and social sustainability into their work."
They only gave out three such prizes worldwide, so we were
honoured to win. We promise to carry on being good and doing good,
even if Rich and Adam did look like scruffy b*ggers when picking up
(l-r Patrick Swayze, Gareth Gates, James
We'd also like to take this opportunity to introduce you to
Carlos Vega, the new Fruit Supply Coordinator with the Rainforest
Alliance (we helped provide the funding for his role). Carlos will
be helping us buy more Rainforest Alliance certified fruit,
including pineapple, orange, acai and acerola.
He's Costa Rican, loves laptops with big screens, and enjoys a
double can of beer before he goes to bed. He knows the fruit
industry inside out and is going to be invaluable to us in our
quest for more certified fruit.