We Care

We care deeply about our products, how they are sourced and grown, for example. But it doesn’t end there. We realize that in order to do the right thing we have to look at the big picture – and that inlcudes respecting our planet and its resources as well as those who live on it now and it in the years to come.

Over the years, we have therefore sought out and built partnerships with organisations like Fair Trade USA or the Rainforest Alliance. The goal is to foster a more responsible approach to grow our produce, from both an environmental and a human point-of-view.

A selection of the organizations we’re currently working with:

Rain Forest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance looks at the business and agricultural aspects of forestry in the respective regions. Farmers and the communities they live in, and their livelihood all come into play. Ultimately, their work affects all of us by ensuring a sustainabole approach to farming around the world.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade Certified™ farms are audited against a rigorous standard which ensures safe working conditions, protection of the environment, proper pay and benefits to name but a few things.
As a Fair Trade licensed brand, we pay an additional amount on every pound of product sold as Fair Trade. This money goes to a Community Development Fund managed by workers and used on projects that improve their quality of life.

For more details go to: https://www.fairtradecertified.org/

CCOF (Organic Certification)

CCOF stands for “California Certified Organic Farmers”. While our produce has always been ‘non-GMO’, adding an Organic label goes far beyond that by ensuring produce is cultivated in a way that provides long-term sustainability — e.g. by ensuring land that organic produce is grown on is free of prohibited substances for three years prior to harvest.

Paying it forward: Every CCOF operation helps to grow organic. CCOF invests 2 percent of each operation’s certification fees in the CCOF Foundation. That 2 percent enables the foundation to give grants to teachers and students studying organic. It also provides hardship assistance to organic operations, develops education programs for future and prospective organic professionals, and promotes consumer education about organic.

To read up on how organic standards continue to evolve, visit: https://www.ccof.org/