KeHE announced the next generation of CAREtrade™ partners: Native American Natural Foods, Dignity Coconuts, Mavuno Harvest, The Real Co., and Tony’s Chocolonely. Together with these partners, KeHE will continue to combine commercial success with ethical consciousness.
“Following a successful first year, we are continuing our work with new partners that share our values of using business as a force for good,” said Brandon Barnholt, President and CEO of KeHE in a press release. “This valuable undertaking provides a boost to brands that combine commercial success with making the world a better place.”
The five new trade partners are as follows:
Native American Natural Foods
In support of the Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Native American Natural Foods provides employment and education opportunities to Native American farmers, and distributes sustainably grown Tanka bison-based food products.
Best known for its centrifuge-extracted raw, organic virgin coconut oil, this producer helps rural communities in the Philippines to overcome poverty and slavery with environmentally conscious employment opportunities that help transform communities.
Partnered with family farms in sub-Saharan Africa, and founded by a former peace corps volunteer, Mavuno Harvest produces ethical and organic dried fruit.
The Real Co.
The Tom's shoes of farming, it provides a meal to a child for every pack of its origin product sold; products which are farmed sustainably by farms that offer employment to people with disabilities.
This Amsterdam based chocolate company, works to end slavery and exploitation on West African cocoa plantations by sourcing chocolate directly from farmers at a fair price that affords a sustainable income.
“We select brands aligned with KeHE’s dedication to serving,” said Laura McCord, Executive Director, Category Management, KeHE, and a Co-Founder of CAREtrade. “One of our inaugural Partners, Growers Alliance, exemplifies the CAREtrade ideal of building a better world by focusing on improving the quality of life for its coffee growers in Kenya. As a result of the additional support provided by KeHE as a CAREtrade partner, Growers Alliance has experienced a 58 percent increase in sales.”
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