Sustainability

At the core of our business strategy: The global challenge

Feeding 9 billion people with more nutritious food and using less resources, while bringing better benefits to farmers and rural communities, is the biggest challenge that the agricultural sector needs to meet by 2050.

Major transformations and new approaches are required by the system’s stakeholders to support the agricultural sector and be able to respond to the challenge.

The United Nations have defined an agenda for sustainable development by 2030. This agenda defines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) that aim to create balance between the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of development. In addition to that, the SDG’s aim to promote peace and foster collaboration between countries and stakeholders to ensure the realization of the 2030 agenda.

Our sustainability journey until 2021

As a family-owned business part of the food sector, we recognize our responsibility towards future generations and food security, from farm to fork.

Throughout our 20+ years of experience, we have strived for procuring and distributing high quality and food safe spices, herbs and dehydrated vegetables from origin.

Environmental and social compliance have been essential benchmarks of our business model, but since 2017 we have taken an active approach towards sustainability. By working together on the upper supply chain, we have made significant progress on matters such as: social responsibility, environmental control, and quality assurance.

We work with responsible suppliers and highly qualified processors whom we encourage to work on good agricultural practices, working conditions, environment, and fair business practices. Our partners commit to these principles through our Supplier Code of Conduct and quality policies.

Since 2019, we are an active member of the Sustainable Spice Initiative (SSI), a global platform that aims to transform the spices sector into sustainability.

Being part of this front-runner group of companies, we have committed to:

  • Increase our sustainable sourcing volumes with internationally recognized certifications that are socially and environmentally compliant.
  • Collectively address sectorial issues such as: Child Labour, Climate and income increase.

Since September 2021, we hold an EcoVadis silver medal in recognition of our sustainability performance and practices on environment, labour & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

We are placed among the top 25% top companies assessed by Ecovadis.

Responding to the global challenge

Our vision 2030

Learning from our previous work and experience, sustainability is now placed at the centre of our business approach.

Our long-term purpose is to secure the future of food-safe ingredients and their surrounding social and environmental systems, for the benefit of new generations and a more sustainable world.

With that objective in mind, we are committed to contributing to seven (7) UN Sustainable Development Goals by providing high-quality products, supply chain solutions, product & market expertise, while having a clear sustainability vision towards 2030.

This means that while we continue conducting our business responsibly, our operations have a positive impact in the people and environment associated to them. This is the ambition that we want to achieve by 2030.

For that purpose, we have defined 3 pillars and a set of values th