Are you interested in clearly demonstrating evidence of a sustainable supply chain? What does ‘sustainability’ mean to you?
The term can mean different things to different people. In order to ensure clarity on our meaning of the term ‘sustainably grown’, we have developed sources of supply that are third party certified to meet specific standards as defined by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN).
In recent years we have seen the evolution of a new category of certification for fruits and vegetables, that being ‘sustainably certified’.
The SAN standard is a rigorous set of environmental, social, and economic criteria that promote sustainability on farms around the world. We have now developed a group of suppliers that have embraced the standard and committed to developing sustainably certified fruits (and vegetables). Most of these suppliers are certified to Rainforest Alliance.
This has become more recognised by consumers over time, most notably by its presence on coffee, tea and chocolate (Cocoa). Time will tell whether consumers do make the link between the ‘green frog’ standing for ‘sustainably grown’ produce. If you want the Rainforest Alliance logo on your finished products this is possible via a ‘chain of custody’ agreement with Rainforest Alliance.
Our efforts in this space will continue to grow and develop over time. If this is an area of interest for your business then please let us know and we would pleased to provide you with further information on the products available.