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Company Response

11 May 2020


Albertson's response

...We have previously engaged with Fyffes, the International Labor Rights Forum... and the Fair World Project... regarding concerns raised... [I]t is our understanding that since the initial allegations in 2017, Fyffes has continued to make changes to improve the situation...

After the publication of this report, we spoke with... Fyffes to get an update on their operations and to learn of any recent improvements... [D]espite STAS not being approved by the government as the legal union... Fyffes has been in regular meetings with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Honduran U.S. Embassy, and STAS... to find a solution for STAS to legally represent their workers through a parallel agreement... [T]he meetings were suspended for two months due to COVID-19, and we hope that as meetings resume... a resolution will be reached before the next growing season.

Fyffes has also informed us that when pesticides are applied, they are done when fields are empty, and that the workers... are trained and are given full PPE... They are also providing additional PPE and social distancing measures for workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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