Governance Policies & Documents

Governance Policies


Calavo Growers, Inc., its board of directors and senior management are committed to a policy of conducting business operations and acting in the interests of our shareholders at the highest ethical plane. As such, the company’s policy is to comply with all periodic reporting and disclosure requirements, including Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure) and provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as enacted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The company identifies important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  The company disseminates these forward-looking statements principally through press releases, SEC filings and other public meetings and disclosures. The forward-looking statements are issued with the intent of reducing volatility, increasing liquidity and enabling the investment community to better evaluate the company and its prospects through enhancing transparency of Calavo’s operating performance, consistent with the board of directors’ commitment to good governance.

Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation FD, in the event of inadvertent disclosure of material non-public information, the company will broadly disseminate such information promptly through news release and, if necessary, appropriate SEC filing.

Other Practices and Policies

Other than designated authorized company spokespersons, Calavo expressly prohibits individual employees from communicating directly with investors, analysts, brokers or financial media. The following individuals are authorized spokespersons: the company’s chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and the company's authorized investor and corporate public relations firm. From time to time, others from within Calavo may be designated by authorized spokespersons to respond to inquiries, as necessary or appropriate. Investors should not rely on information or statements received from individuals other than the authorized spokespersons or their expressed designees.

Ethics & Conduct

Calavo Growers, Inc. is to conduct its business honestly and ethically wherever we operate in the world. We strive to constantly improve the quality of our services, products and operations and to maintain a reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust and sound business judgment. No illegal or unethical conduct on the part of our directors, officers or employees or their affiliates is in the company's best interest. Calavo will not compromise its principles for short-term advantage. The honest and ethical performance of this company is the sum of the ethics of the men and women who work here. Thus, we are all expected to adhere to high standards of personal integrity.

Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the "Code") covers a wide range of business practices and procedures. It does not cover every issue that may arise, but it sets out basic principles to guide all directors, officers and employees of Calavo. All of our directors, officers and employees must conduct themselves accordingly and seek to avoid even the appearance of improper behavior. A copy of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is attached below.