Bananera Nacional Farms, received the GLOBAL GAP certificate.

FINCAS DE BANANERA NACIONAL, S.A. RECIBEN CERTIFICADO GLOBAL GAP

Guatemala (July 2009) – As part of its ongoing commitment and responsibility to develop good practices, banana plantations from Bananera Nacional, S.A. (BANASA), received the international GLOBALGAP certification.

GLOBALGAP is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe. GLOBALGAP is awarded to companies that demonstrate high standards of good agricultural practices that contribute to improve product quality, minimize negative environmental impacts of farming operations, and ensure a responsible approach to the health and safety of employees.

The certified banana plantations were La Zarca and La Esperanza, both from Bananera Nacional, S.A.

BANASA’s banana plantations have always been characterized for its commitment to meet the requirements of its customers and reassuring consumers of how production processes are completed. As a result, the company received additional global certifications from organizations such as the Rainforest Alliance and ISO14001 from the International Organization for Standardization. BANASA will soon receive the BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce) certification.