As part of our responsible sourcing ingredients policy we will only work with suppliers that ensure workers have a safe working environment and are treated fairly. There are still parts of any supply chain that can include slave labour, and our due diligence digs deeply to ensure there are no issues here.
In addition, we try to source ingredients which have a positive impact on local communities so they can directly benefit from the production of an ingredient, to encourage socio-economic growth and to prevent poverty.
An example of this is our Organic Coconut Oil: Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil sourced from The Philippines.
Coconut is the Philippines third most dominant crop behind rice and corn, and such is the importance of coconut farming it is considered a heritage industry in the Philippines.
In recent years coconut oil has become known for its superfood benefits, but it also has amazing benefits for skin too. Rich in skin soothing lauric acid & conditioning vitamin E to moisturise skin.
Our supplier project involves over 500 farmers who grow and harvest organic certified coconuts using traditional organic production methods.
Once harvested, the organic coconuts are transported to a local processing facility where they are processed into high quality organic coconut oil. The value therefore directly benefits the local communities.
The project is helping to support local farmers to improve their livelihoods. By assisting the farmers with technical support and agronomists’ expertise, they access organic premiums for their crops, a welcome supplement to their household incomes.
Our Colloidal Oatmeal
Grown by a co-operative of of approximately 50 farmers which enables them to collaborate to develop more effective and safer production techniques to benefit both the growers, the environment and the consumer. This includes building and maintaining healthy soil, planting cover crops and managing water levels. To date the co-operative have published 27 scientific papers into the sustainable production techniques developed.
This co-operative helps support local farmers to optimise their production and ensure fair profitability for all farmers whilst minimising the environmental impact.