In the international food industry, globally recognized certifications are the basis for trust in cooperation. This also applies to sustainability. Two programs are particularly highly regarded and widely used: Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade. Some of our products are certified by these partners, and we work with these sustainability seals.
Rainforest Alliance stands for a better future for people and nature. On certified farms, human rights must be respected. Farmers receive training which addresses issues like child labor and promotes gender equality and non-discrimination. The Rainforest Alliance also works to achieve better livelihoods for farmers and workers, for example, by encouraging farmers to use good agricultural practices that help improve crop yields and reduce costs. Farmers must protect natural resources and the environment by using land, water, and energy carefully. Farmers on certified farms use fewer artificial fertilizers and pesticides, preventing pollution and managing waste. They learn how to preserve forested and protected areas, which in turn helps support biodiversity. To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org.
The independently controlled Fairtrade seal stands for fair trade and strengthens small farmers and employees in the countries of origin. They receive a secure minimum price for their goods and a Fairtrade premium for community projects in areas like health protection, education, or improving product quality. Fairtrade is also committed to combating child labor and promoting greater gender equality as well as climate and environmental protection.