Through our Sustainability Pledge, ProTec Botanica integrates environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and a commitment to quality into its core values and operations. The company aims to contribute to a sustainable and equitable future by upholding these principles, which encompass several key elements:
- Respect for the environment: We prioritise sustainable growing practices when cultivating and harvesting crops.
- Socially responsible sourcing: We are committed to supporting farmers by fostering collaboration and building partnerships that positively impact the livelihoods and well-being of farmers and their communities.
- Commitment to quality: Drawing from extensive experience, the company provides input and guidance on quality considerations throughout the entire process, from sourcing to the finished product.
The establishment of the EcoProducts Foundation serves as a platform for implementing non-profit initiatives in regions where baobab fruit is harvested. Beyond directly procuring fruit from rural harvesters, the Foundation actively engages in various endeavours, including supporting early childhood education, cultivating baobab trees, research initiatives, and fostering community involvement.
The Baobab Pre-School Programme goes beyond simply constructing schools; it is dedicated to providing these educational institutions with the essential resources, equipment, and infrastructure they require to thrive. By addressing the needs of these pre-schools, the programme aims to create conducive learning environments that foster holistic development among young children.
Through this programme, the EcoProducts Foundation endeavours to:
- Infrastructure Development: The Foundation invests in constructing, renovating, and improving preschool infrastructure. This includes creating safe and child-friendly spaces like classrooms, playgrounds, sanitary facilities, and other amenities.
- Provision of Resources: The Baobab Pre-School Programme ensures that the identified schools can access essential educational materials, such as books, stationery, learning aids, and educational technology tools.
- Training and Capacity Building: The Foundation organises training programs for teachers and staff members of these pre-schools.
- Community Engagement: We actively involve the local community in developing and sustaining these pre-schools. By fostering partnerships and engaging parents, caregivers, and community members, the programme seeks to create a sense of ownership, collaboration, and support for the schools.
UK Soil Association COSMOS Certification
ProTec Botanica is delighted to be a Soil Association licensee, and we are proud of our organic certification and our contribution to the organic market growth. We are continually inspired that our certified organic business supports nature, protects wildlife, and safeguards healthy soils. Our certified organic ingredients are supplied globally to many industries and markets, including personal care, food and beverage, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, household and industrial.
You can learn more about Organic on the Soil Association website.
ProTec Botanica strives to be at the forefront of environmentalism, social responsibility and progress. If you would like to explore more examples of how we prioritise sustainability, please click here.