We go to the ends of the earth to find the most experienced growers in ideal environments, utilizing our eight Sourcing Guiding Principles to ensure we get the highest quality oils and enrich lives in the process.
Sant Natural seeks to reduce poverty through generating ethically responsible employment in essential oil cultivation and production. By creating and sustaining jobs in rural and underdeveloped areas, Sant Natural supports marginalized workers and small-scale producers in developing countries and seeks to enable them to move from income insecurity and poverty to economic self-sufficiency.
Fair, On-Time Payments
Sant Natural provides fair pricing. A fair price is one that has been contractually agreed on by all through dialogue and participation, which provides fair and on-time pay to producers, and can also be sustained by the market. Fair pay means provision of socially acceptable remuneration in the local context and which the producers themselves consider to be fair, and equal pay for equal work by women and men. Additionally, pre-payments or loans are often provided to sourcing partners to help manage cash-flows and stabilize incomes throughout the year.
Sustaining Long Term Partnership
Sant Natural is trying to develop long-term partnerships with growers and distillers based on mutual respect, trust, and solidarity. Sant Natural promotes the growth of its partners through long-term contracts that do not maximize profit at their expense, and facilitates predictable pricing for small scale producers to ensure consistent quality of products. Sant Natural is looking for ways to involve our partners in decision-making processes and ensures that communication channels are open at all levels of the supply chain.
Fair Labor Conditions
Fair Labor Condition is set of requirments for our partners to ensure fair labor conditions and to promote safe and healthy working environments free, from exploitive practices, harassment, and discrimination. Furthermore, it requires partners to comply, at a minimum, with national and local laws, International Labour Organization conventions on health and safety, working conditions, and labor laws, as well as Europien Union labor laws.
Environmental Protection promotes the use of energy efficient technologies and renewable energy technologies to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Sant Natural seeks to minimize the impact of waste streams on the environment, and encourages agricultural producers to minimize their environmental impacts. Priority is given to buying products made from raw materials that originate from sustainably managed sources, and bulk goods are dispatched by sea wherever possible to minimize carbon footprint.
Community Development Sant Natural recognizes that the well-being of communities surrounding our sourcing partners is key to the long-term viability of essential oil supply. Increasing livelihoods and improving living standards in these communities at large is one of the primary goals.