Building long-term partnerships and sustainability is at the heart of how we operate, whether it is business relationships, or acting in a responsible manner towards the society in which we function
Pacific Coast Fruit Products is an equal opportunity employer that promotes fair compensation in a safe and friendly work environment. Our facility has an active safety committee that monitors daily activities to identify and correct any potential safety hazards in the work place, as well as providing additional security for food safety. Along with being committed to meeting and exceeding the labour standards set by BC Provincial and Canadian Federal Legislation, Pacific Coast Fruit Products also abides by Sedex standards and regulations. Sedex is an independent organization that ensures ethical and responsible business practices throughout the whole supply chain, such as fair wages or minimum working age.
As we rely so heavily on Mother Nature to provide fresh, rich fruit it is only fair that we give a little back to keep our environment healthy and pristine. That is why Pacific Coast Fruit Products has taken active steps to reduce our environmental impact and continue to strive towards better sustainable practices. Here are just a small number of environmental programs that we are currently engaged in:
- Heated water recovered at the end of the evaporation process is recycled back to the beginning of the process to preheat the product first entering the processing cycle, thereby reducing energy consumption. Excess water remaining after processing is also stored, and recycled for later use cleaning floors and non-fruit contact surfaces.
- By-products such as pomaces or seeds are sold where possible. Any unsold seeds, pomaces and disposable products are taken to a biogas generation plant, to produce carbon-neutral energy.
- Culls from the fresh fruit market (for sizing, softness, or slightly off-colour) are collect and processed into juice or puree to reduce food waste.
- Drums, cardboard boxes, and other packaging materials are made from recycled or reconditioned materials. Packaging that has been too damaged are sent for recycling and reconditioning.
- Providing education to growers according to global G.A.P. standards to ensure a balanced ecosystem between plant protection and environmental hazards.
From blueberries to raspberries, we are just as proud of our products, as the clean and sustainable environment that our fruit is grown and processed in.