Calavo Growers, Inc., Santa Paula, Calif., announced the publication of its first ever sustainability highlights report, covering performance and sustainability-related initiatives across the enterprise, which includes Calavo Fresh, Calavo Foods and Renaissance Food Group.

In this sustainability highlights report, Calavo addresses consumer demand for more environmentally-friendly products, such as organic or fair-trade produce and greener packaging options; additional training programs to ensure all teams are equipped to uphold the company’s long-standing values; and plans to centralize environmental data collection to further understand and optimize waste impacts.

To further support sustainability efforts at Calavo, the company also formed a Sustainability Council, comprised of representatives from each of its primary business units, reporting to Lee Cole, chairman, president and CEO.

“I’m proud to introduce Calavo’s first report dedicated to our sustainability efforts. While environmental and social responsibility has been part of our corporate culture for decades, this is the first time we’ve put together a summary of related activities to share with our stakeholders,” says Cole. “With the growing interest in sustainability from our customers, investors, suppliers and communities, I anticipate this will be the first of many reports to come.”