Social Environmental Guide for Pineapple Production

Environmental Regulations and Social Practice have been issued by the National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters of Costa Rica.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Social and Environmental Management System for Sustainable Production of Pineapple (SG-PSP) is the standard of good environmental and social practices, to carry out the Environmental Responsibility Commitment, established by Canapep on June 5, 2008.

The SG-PSP is a working tool for daily use by pineapple production companies, which aims to contribute to monitoring and mitigate the social and environmental impacts of the activity.

The SG-PSP, consists of 15 procedures. Five correspond to System Administrative Procedures, the rest are Operating Procedures. This version adds a new administrative procedure related to the evaluation, classification and recognition of compliance with the farms, plus an operating procedure referring to the Carbon Neutral Program. This regulation, although voluntary, applies to companies and large, medium and small producers, according to the magnitude of the pineapple project being managed.

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