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A New Way to Do Business

Each time you purchase a SAMBAZON product, you can feel good knowing you are helping the Amazon and its people while nourishing your own body.

We exist to provide a win-win solution that helps protect the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest and support your health and wellness. We care for the people we work with, the planet we live on, and the prosperity of everyone involved. It’s a sustainable business philosophy called the Triple-Bottom-Line.

PEOPLE

Fair Trade is more than just a certification -- it allows us to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Açaí family farmers. 

For nearly two decades, SAMBAZON has re-invested a portion of our annual açai purchases back into the grower communities to support social needs through our Fair Trade Fund. 

In partnership with EcoCert and through the Fair for Life certification, SAMBAZON has been able to support education by funding teachers and renovating and building new schools. 

With your support, we’ve also helped build libraries, sports centers, and renovate healthcare centers, helping to improve literacy and access to healthcare.

Drone shot of the Amazon Rainforest

PLANET

SAMBAZON is leading the charge when it comes to protecting the Amazon's incredible biodiversity. Our Açaí is Certified Organic-- just the way nature intended it. From our use of alternative energy in our processing factories to our efforts to help protect the rainforest’s biodiversity and endangered species, the planet is always top of mind.

PROSPERITY

Each time you purchase SAMBAZON Açaí, you are creating a positive economic chain reaction. Just as importantly, you're playing a role in the protection of the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest. We call this conscious consumerism -- or voting with your dollars -- because each of us has the power to make positive change and create a more prosperous future.

The Triple Bottom Line

Timeline

As the first company to harvest Açaí and share it with the rest of the world,
we’ve been around a long time.

  • SAMBAZON is founded

    2000

    SAMBAZON is founded on a triple bottom line philosophy shortly after experiencing an Açaí bowl in Brazil.

  • SAMBAZON pioneers gathered around fresh picked Açaí

    2003

    SAMBAZON pioneers organic certification for Açai with the USDA.

  • The team posing for another group shot with their latest crop of Açaí

    2004

    SAMBAZON creates the Sustainable Açaí Project to establish long term goals for the Açaí industry.

  • SAMBAZON Employees woking the world’s largest and most technically advanced

    2005

    SAMBAZON opens the world’s largest and most technically advanced Açai processing center in Macapa, AP - Brazil.

  • Receiving award

    2006

    SAMBAZON receives the US Dept. of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).

  • Freshly chopped Açaí branch

    2008

    SAMBAZON establishes first Fair Trade certification for Açai with Eco-Cert.

  • SAMBAZON Bowl Shop opens

    2010

    SAMBAZON opens the first SAMBAZON Café retail store in Cardiff By The Sea, CA.

  • SAMBAZON creates massive campaign

    2018

    In partnership with thousands of people who joined the Purple for the Planet movement, SAMBAZON protects more than 30 species in just 30 days.

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Certified Organic + Fair Trade

SAMBAZON is the first certified Fair Trade & Organic Açaí company in the world