Working for responsible taste
To ensure that our vanilla is of the highest quality and creates a good business for us and the small-scale farmers, we work to ensure that the farmers get the proper support. In Uganda, we work closely with the Danish NGO Forests of the World on developing a farmer-oriented training program. The training focuses on strengthening the small farmers' organizational structures in cooperative and organic agroforestry methods that diversify their income sources and increase biodiversity. The program is not only positive for the small farmers' livelihoods, but it also enables us to offer our customers vanilla of the highest quality.
Transparency and trust
Transparency in our value chain is one of our fundamental values. Our partnerships are always based on responsibility and trust. And we are committed to showing you as our customer; how your vanilla was grown, who grew it and what price they received for their vanilla. Knowing where your vanilla comes from is important because the value chain of vanilla is riddled with corruption, theft and exploitation of people. By choosing our vanilla, you are choosing a solution to change all that.
We pay a living wage
At Social Vanilla, it is important to us that we offer our customers our product at a reasonable price. However, it is even more critical to pay the small-scale farmers a fair price for their vanilla. Therefore, we have chosen to adopt a price principle that follows Fairtrade's Living Income Price Reference or what we call a living wage. This means that we commit to a minimum price, which ensures that a small-scale farmer who grows vanilla full time can afford to maintain a decent standard of living from the vanilla sales. This way, the vanilla business is good business for all.