Effective immediately, I am boycotting your products until you cease participating in unfair attacks on Canada's oil sands industry. Canada's oil sands have some of the most stringent environmental standards of any petroleum producing industry in the world. They also have some of the safest and most humane working conditions for blue collar men and women of any industry, anywhere. I believe the attacks on our oil sands is motivated by anti-free market ideology, rather than actual legitimate environmental concerns. Therefore it is time for freedom loving Canadians to stand against the unfair demonization and misinformation attacks on our beloved oil sands industry.
December 26, 2011
Dear Mr. Whatcott,
Thank you for your email and for giving us the opportunity to reply.
Chiquita has been recognized as a leader in our industry for its long record of protecting the environment and significant work to reduce its carbon footprint globally. Contrary to some press reports, Chiquita is not banning or boycotting Canadian fuel. Likewise we are not taking any action to boycott Canadian oil sands. Chiquita currently utilizes, and will continue to utilize, Canadian fuel sources.
Our goal is simple; we all want to use cleaner energy. We have encouraged our suppliers to test alternative energy sources, more fuel efficient vehicles, and to source, where possible, various fuel sources that have a lower carbon footprint and commit to a strategy of continuous improvement.
Canada is an important market for Chiquita and one that we are very proud to serve. Through our efforts to reduce the environmental impacts related to the distribution of our products, we hope to improve the environment in the markets we operate. For more information regarding Chiquita’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint across a range of activities, please visit: http://www.chiquita.com/The-Chiquita-Difference.aspx or contact our consumer line at 1-800-242-5472.
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