Port International wins Sustainability Heroes Award 2021

Last week, the winners of the Sustainability Heroes Awards 2021 were declared at a digital conference organised by DQS CFS (German Association for Sustainability) and DGQ (German Association for Quality). Port International GmbH triumphed in the category "Carbon Footprint", holding its ground against several notable companies.

The award, created in 2015 and presented annually, honours pioneers in the field of sustainability. This year, prizes were awarded in a total of six categories to the best companies selected from over 200 applications submitted by start-ups, medium-sized companies and large corporations. Independent sustainability experts evaluated the applications from a wide range of industries such as food, cosmetics and technology.

Port International impressed the jury with BE CLIMATE, the first brand for climate-neutral fruit and vegetables, and its pioneering work in the field of organic and Fairtrade products. The company itself has been carbon neutral since 2017. Currently, it is working intensively on reduction measures along the entire supply chain and on achieving the self-set target of reducing its emissions by 50% by 2030 (compared to 2018).

“We are delighted to receive this award. It confirms that being courageous and breaking new ground is well worth the effort. Our motivation is strong to continue standing up for climate protection – fruitful climate protection,” comments Mike Port, Managing Director of Port International GmbH.

About Port International

Port International is a Hamburg-based fruit importer with a family tradition of fruit trading that started in 1875. The company supplies wholesalers and supermarket chains all over Europe with fresh fruit and vegetables from every continent and is one of the market leaders for organic and Fairtrade products in Europe. In 2019, the company launched BE CLIMATE, the first brand of climate-neutral fruit and vegetables.