Being transparent starts with knowing your suppliers of the raw materials. The raw cashew nuts we process are sourced from Africa and Asia. For us, it is crucial to know from where and from whom we are buying. By understanding our suppliers, we know exactly who’s dealing with our cashews and if they meet our standards in terms of values, reliability, the quality needs of the consumer and our sustainable view on the entire chain.
We aim to source close to 90% of our raw cashew nuts directly from local exporters, cooperative farmer unions or farmer groups. We aim to have traceability back to the region where the raw cashew nuts are harvested.
Year on year we work to increase the portion which can be traced back to the individual villages where the farmers live. In 2021, we aim to reach around 25% to be traceable back to the cooperatives.
To maintain our high integrity standard, we request our suppliers to sign our code of conduct underlining our core values. In addition, we audit our suppliers on financial procedures and ethical practices in order to improve the wellbeing of all involved in the process.