Giving communities what they need, for the long-term

In our series of videos focused on private businesses and entrepreneurs, founder and Chairman of Blue Skies Holdings, Anthony Pile, talks to us about the foundation that they set up alongside Waitrose and Albert Heijn, which allows the villages, farms and towns that they work with to request what they’d like to have in their areas.

Blue Skies has been cutting and packing consistently high quality just-harvested fruit products and delivering them to supermarkets across Europe since 1998. Employing over 2000 people in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa and Brazil, this multi-award winning social enterprise is committed to building long term partnerships, and fostering sustainable development in Africa and South America. By nurturing this culture and forging global partnerships Blue Skies has become an ethical model for development to governments all over the world.

In this video, Anthony tells us how Blue Skies contribute sizeable sums to the communities with which they work and provide long term support for projects like schools, electricity, corn mills, etc. with appropriate training for the locals to make them sustainable for the long term.