Santanol has become a member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), a nonprofit association whose members work to regenerate nature and secure a better future for all people through ethical sourcing of ingredients from biodiversity.
To be accepted as a member Santanol undertook the UEBT membership assessment demonstrating compliance with its entry indicators and adopting a three-year work-plan to further improve the company’s ethical sourcing practices.
Santanol managing director Holly Birch shared, “We are delighted to join UEBT as a member and are committed to a world in which all people and biodiversity thrive. This membership is a key milestone for Santanol. It shows the ethical impact and biodiversity development we can achieve through growing sandalwood trees and producing our sandalwood oils in a sustainable manner.”
Technical director Paul Moretta added, “Being a UEBT member, we are on a journey to advance practices that promote regeneration of nature and secure a better future for all people. Through this collaboration, we are also targeting future certification of our plantations. UEBT membership is a tool which supports Santanol’s ambitions for sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity.