Environmental/ Social allowance impact

Recipes by Dr.Darko has taken sustainability, environmental protection, Co2 emission, pollution and social allowance values into consideration.

The United Nations (UN) defines sustainability as follows:

”Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”.

True sustainability goes far beyond this definition. Ethical sourcing practices such as fair trade and safe working conditions are all a part of sustainability. Sustainable farming takes the environmental and social impact into consideration in addition to the economic aspect. Focus on overall soil health and minimizing the use of soil damaging practices that deplete soil nutrients and structure are equally important.

By providing a stable revenue and support to communities’ local businesses (fair trading), helping them maintain their social and environmental commitment to sustainability, the local communities are encouraged to maintain and plant new trees and taking care of their local harvest instead of cutting down trees/ shrubs for firewood.

The collection of shea butter nuts in West Africa is part of a programme with one of our raw material suppliers that ensures a stable income for the local women and their families. The women involved also receive training in good agricultural practices, water usage, equal rights and cooperative business skills.

Agreements for collection of nuts in Amazonas likewise support the living of the local population.

It matters a lot where ingredients come from, because if you know that, you can know whether you’re investing in something that is helping people and planet, or something that is potentially causing harm.

Plant oils have the desirable properties of being natural, sustainable and renewable and water free implicates no abuse of a scarce resource. 

No ingredient used is endangered or has been derived/produced from a raw material that has been genetically modified.

We carefully select our suppliers of the oils/butters to ensure sustainable sourcing of our ingredients and review their certifications and policies prior to sourcing.

The outer boxes are FSC certified and recyclable. A product can be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which means it meets the "gold standard" ethical production. The wood used for the paper production is harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.

The airless recyclable ECOCERT/COSMOCERT compliant dispensers are manufactured in Europe and certifications are provided by the suppliers.