We use trusted third party certifications and our internal standard, NFC, to guarantee quality production processes, sustainable agricultural practices, and to meet the needs of our Kosher and Halal customers.
INTERNAL STANDARD OF SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
Over the years, we found that there is space to elevate shared value beyond the use of progressive third-party certifications. Not only does our internal policy give farmers a voice in creating invaluable standards that drive sustainability, but it also improves quality, efficiency, and communication to bring you the best of the best.
Nature – Future – Culture (NFC) was developed from a strong commitment to our values and mission. We go above and beyond conventional Fair Trade by implementing our internal standard. With the help of local actors, NFC was created to be a unique blend of customer needs and expectations, international sustainability standards, and ORIGINE quality and philosophies.
Our goal is for 100% of our value chains to be in line with our internal standard by 2020.
NFC is a unique programme because it is crop specific and allows for adaption that truly benefits farmers and results in a better end product.
THIRD PARTY CERTIFICATIONS
Besides our own internal standard, we also have several third party certifications.
Local resources and knowledge must be utilized when applicable and the production process must be respectful of nature. Standards are enforced via yearly inspection by control bodies. The use of antibiotics, GMOs, chemicals
The USDA Organic seal indicates agricultural products that meet production, inspection, and certification standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture established by its National Organic Program.
JAS Organic goods are regulated by the Japanese Agriculture Standard. Products must be produced with organic seeds or seedlings in a way that minimizes environmental impact. JAS Organic forbids GMOs and the use of prohibited agricultural chemicals and fertilizers.
ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System is a system that comply with international food safety, traceability and quality assurance standards. As globalization increases, goods travel further and exchange many hands throughout their supply chain. ISO 22000:2005 ensure that products fulfill food safety criteria on raw material, process, finished product and shipment.