http://www.kono.co.nz/kono/kono-horticulture/quality-assurance/ ( 5 December, 2013 )
Launched in 1992 the Tesco Nurture accreditation scheme is dedicated to ensuring all fruit and vegetables supplied to their stores are grown to environmental and responsible standards. Kono Horticulture has been part of the scheme for several years and has achieved Silver Certificate of Conformity. To gain this Kono Horticulture are able to demonstrate and are committed to:
- Tracing all product back to source
- Growing and selecting highest quality fruit
- Protecting wildlife and landscape conservations
- Encouraging sustainable practises in our operation by monitoring our use of energy, valuing natural resources and recycling
- Rationalising the use of artificial pesticides, fertilisers and manures
- Ensuring all Kono Horticulture Staff are treated in a responsible manner
The BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification programme, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certified suppliers in 90 countries. The BRC Global Standards facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers' fulfilment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer. Kono is certified BRC. Click here to find out more.
EurepGAP started in 1997 as an initiative of retailers and has evolved into an equal partnership of agricultural producers and their retails customers. Their focus is to develop widely accepted standards and procedures for the global certification of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). A document for certification of 'EurepGAP Fruit and Vegetables' has been developed and agreed among partners from the entire chain for Fruit and Vegetables. Click here to find out more.
Sedex is the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. We are a Sedex member and committed to managing ethical and responsible practices in our supply chain, reporting on Labour Standards, Health & Safety, The Environment and Business Ethics. Click here to find out more.