Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon
What we do and how we do it matters. Our ECOCERT Fair Trade certification guarantees that the farmers and producers we work with are getting our full support, and that’s so much more than just fair wages. They’re impacted on four levels:
Ethical – Producers are assured their goods will sell at a minimum guaranteed price. This guarantee means workers receive a fair wage
Social – Workers are guaranteed reasonable working conditions. Our support funds the producer’s community
Health / Environmental – We respect the natural resources of the environment as well as the health of the workers
Developmental – We foster a sustainable partnership that empowers our producers to find tangible and sustainable growth
When we started Sambazon in 2000, certified organic Açai wasn’t a thing and Fair Trade guidelines didn’t even exist. But we knew we wanted to do business in a better way and we wanted to be held accountable for it. So we asked ECOCERT to let us help develop the rigorous guidelines we – and all Fair Trade certified producers of Açai – have to meet.
These guidelines don’t just stop at Brazil. They’re commitments to the holistic health of everyone we work with and they follow our Açai from seed to smoothie, from deep in the Amazon, to our offices in the states, all the way to distributors and beyond.
We get audited every year to make sure we’re doing what we say we are and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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