Sustainability is at the heart of our farming operations. From major initiatives like our R&D optimization programs down to the finest details such as our packaging seals to preserve our oils and prevent product loss, we continually look for new ways to improve our sustainability profile and deliver a premium product to you.
Our ‘Cycle of Sustainability’ illustrates the seasonal cycle of our farming operations and is complemented by the manufacturing processes and controls to achieve highly specified product quality standards to meet your strictest requirements.
We commit to being a sustainable source for essential oils while looking after Mother Earth. This promise cuts across all of our farms, partner farms, and global operations.
As part of a continuous improvement process which we call our Cycle of Sustainability, we review our practices and activities regularly. Our environmental management system has also been certified to ISO14001:2015 international standards.
In 2015, the United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals as part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These 17 topics of focused sustainable development initiatives are designed to ‘provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity’ to member nations for their own sustainability initiatives.
While many of these goals are truly targeted at national programs, especially for emerging countries, the UN Sustainable Development Goals offer a common framework. Of these seventeen UN Sustainable Growth Goals, Down Under has chosen eleven of these goals which are directly applicable to us and serve as a framework for the management of our Sustainability program.
In 2019, Down Under Enterprises’ sustainability program was formally recognized when we were accepted by the United Nations as a signatory to the UN Global Compact.