Our Social Responsibility
Citromax is always aware of its responsibility as a global corporation and is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, working with various local social and environmental institutions to encourage socially responsible practices. Our dedication to our orchards and the environment, from planting and harvesting to our end products of fruit, juices, oils and by-products, sets Citromax apart and has enabled us to pass our largest clients’ audits with flying colors.
Citromax S.A.C.I.’s processing plant in Tucuman, Argentina was certified as an approved Organic Processing Facility in 2004. It is the largest organic lemon grower and processor in the world. Fritzsche SAICA in Buenos Aires and Citromax Flavors in Carlstadt, NJ received organic certification shortly thereafter. To meet the growing demand for organic products we process organic lemons, and produce the following organic products: lemon oil, concentrated lemon juice, folded lemon oil and lemon flavors as well as other NOP-compliant flavors. Citromax is the world’s largest producer of lemons and processed lemon products. We now also grow organic oranges and we are committed to continuing to expand our organic offerings.
We have instituted stringent controls both in our orchards and brand new packing houses to assure that our products meet strict industry standards for allowable pesticides.
Committed to the environmental sustainability of our operations, we emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water. We have reduced the water utilization of our factory by more than 50% in order to prevent excessive exploitation of local water sources. And we built our own water treatment facilities based on the ecological goal of preventing contamination of our local environment, safely treating all of our effluents.
With its commitment to transparent business practices, ethical behavior and a high level of customer service, Citromax’s social responsibility extends not only to the planet but to the people on it.