Since 2015, we have sourced approximtely 70% of our copaíba oil and 100% of our tonka beans from six communities representing approximately 3,374 people. Firmenich gives technical support to these communities and commits to buy the entire crop, delivering payment in advance so they receive fair and steady revenues. In the past year, we received Organic and Fair Trade certifications for our copaíba oil.
People and Communities Tonka Beans and Copaiba Oil
In the Brazilian Amazon, Firmenich has developed two sustainable sourcing programs of copaiba oil and tonka beans, with the support of local and global non-governmental agencies, of copaiba oil and on tonka beans. As part of these programs, Firmenich not only buys directly from the producing communities but also provides technical training and financial support. As a result, each community's income has increased by 50-100%.