Sustainability encompasses environmental, social, and ethical performance. Down Under Enterprises works with Ecovadis to help us independently assess our performance in these areas.
This means that our trading partners who have sustainability targets of their own can feel confident that our processes are transparent and validated by a trusted third party.
In our second consecutive year of assessment by EcoVadis we have been awarded a Platinum Sustainability rating.
This places Down Under Enterprises in the top 1 percent of global sustainable businesses audited by EcoVadis, over 75,000 companies, annually.
Sustainability is at the heart of our operations globally. 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 across our distribution operations to achieve highly specified product quality standards to meet your strictest requirements.
When sustainability is at the heart of your business, it should permeate every aspect of its day-to-day operations and long-term planning.
Our staff are empowered to identify and implement sustainability practices in their respective areas of responsibility.
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.
Our rigours quality management standards provide our customers with confidence in our systems.
As an ISO9001:2015 certified company, Down Under Enterprises has developed and operates under consistent quality management systems across our farm, warehouse, and distribution operations worldwide.
We even monitor the certifications of our growers and suppliers!