We’re proud to support International Women’s Day to raise awareness against bias and act for equality. 

As we continue to cultivate an inclusive work culture throughout our global business, we’re pleased to have a strong group of female leaders within our organisation which includes four out of nine of our Leadership team. 

Not just occupying leadership positions, women play an integral role throughout our business from their impact on our global farms right through our supply-chain. In the UK around 58% of our fantastic fresh fruit Prepared facility team are made up of women while on our farms in South Africa, in a typically male-dominated domain, we’re proud that 37% of our workers are female. 

As well as our permanent and seasonal workers in South Africa we are pleased to have welcomed five new female students to complete the practical hours for their degree on farm too. By supporting the next generation of female Agriculture students, we can work towards a fairer and more equal industry. 

Supporting Global Women Fresh

As a passionate supporter of positive change both in the workplace and in the wider community, our Head of Marketing Kirsty was also delighted to join Global Women Fresh as a member of the board in 2021, to play a role in assisting their key goals in the forthcoming years.

As an action to honour #IWD we are pleased to have made an honorary donation to Global Women Fresh to support their aim to close the gender divide in produce.

You can make a small honorary contribution here.

About International Women’s Day 

Celebrated March 8th each year, International Women’s Day is a ‘global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.’ 

International Women’s Day acts as a call to action for accelerating gender parity but more widely celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness about women’s equality and provides an opportunity to fundraise for female-focused charities. 

The Power of Women in Family Business 

As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day last year, our Joint MD Yvonne spoke with friend of the Group, Nomi Karniel to discuss the power of women in family business. 

You can listen to the full discussion below:

If you would like to find out more on the work that Jupiter does for women in local communities you can check out our news section or discover more about IWD on their website. 

The Jupiter Group is an award-winning fresh produce grower with a simple vision – to be the most transparent company in fresh produce. With a year-round supply and innovative new variety development, Jupiter is hailed as one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies. Beyond their speciality in growing grape and citrus, Jupiter’s expertise also covers avocado, pineapple and kiwi in all formats and sizes across retail, wholesale, and food service businesses globally. Jupiter Group are different because they have digitised their supply chain and control a true seed to shelf process. The result? A consistent, transparent, trusted and traceable supply. On Jupiter’s own farms and those of their growing partners, the way they do business has British standards, global cultural heritage and unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. Jupiter’s BRCGS AA rated prepared fruit facilities in the UK provide a range of pots, punnets and trays alongside co-branded products such as their Babybel® Light Cheese, Apple & Grapes snack pack. They have ranked consecutively for three years in the prestigious The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for International Growth, most recently at number 17.
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