At Total Produce, our growers and suppliers are at the heart of everything we do. Our constant pursuit of synergies means we are engaging with communities in which we work. Operating our ‘Local Produce First’ policy means that not only are we aiding our local area, we are managing seasonality, promoting locally sourced produce, and playing a huge role in reducing food miles.
A Sustainability-Friendly Business Model
Global Consolidator; The end product of our efforts to pursue synergies is most typically logistical and operational efficiencies. Across production, throughout our logistics infrastructure and in the marketplace, we work with large consolidated volumes. The single, large, carbon efficient consignments on our ships, lorries and vans offer a compelling contrast to the multiple smaller, carbon intensive individual journeys associated with a fragmented supply base.
Local Partnership; In implementing our “Local Produce First” policy, we work to facilitate and assist local growers, manage seasonality, and importantly, promote locally sourced fresh fruits & vegetables to consumers. In doing so we, together with our retail partners, play a hugely important role in reducing the food miles associated with the fresh produce made available in the marketplace.
Integrating Sustainable Practices Into Our Operations
Responsible Trading Practices
- Trading responsibly with our growers and suppliers; synchronising supply and demand, providing fair returns, adding value, extracting unnecessary costs, delivering economic and environmental economies of scale, efficiencies and synergies.