Most Popular in:

Natural

Email This Item! Print This Item!

Fairer Flavors & Fragrances for All

Posted: April 29, 2008

page 2 of 2

In 2007, Treatt invested in the Earthoil group of companies, which manufactures and supplies organically-certified and fairly traded essential and pressed seed oils. The fundamental of fair trade is paying a fair price. Earthoil purchases its oils directly from source and at a fair and sustainable price. It also works closely with growers, exchanging knowledge and offering advice to aid efficient and sustainable organic growing practices. Growers benefit from the group’s global market knowledge and can therefore tailor their crop planning to meet market demand. It also offers expert advice on geographical issues, crop and soil suitability and irrigation requirements, as well as sharing best practice on processing, distilling and storage techniques. These factors ensure a fair price and a sustainable living for growers, particularly in developing regions.

A Win-win Situation

Consumers are more aware than ever of the world around them. They are concerned about the impact the foods they eat and the personal care products they use have on the environment and on others. By developing products using fairly traded fragrance and flavor ingredients, manufacturers can appease consumer conscience and create successful products ethically.

References

1. The next step in the ethical consumer revolution. Datamonitor, March 12, 2008