OUR VISIONSustainability is a key consideration for every decision made at NDA. Moving forward, we constantly strive to prioritize renewable resources and alternatives, to increase our work with organizations that champion small farmers and local communities, and to encourage transparency within the supply chain to promote consumer awareness and engagement.
OUR BUSINESS MODELAt NDA, sustainability is a business approach to creating long-term value by taking into consideration how we operate in the ecological, social, and economic environment. Sustainable development for us means adopting strategies and actions which fulfill the requirements of the company and its customers while at the same time protecting, upholding, and improving the human and natural resources, in value and quality for the future.
OUR HISTORY OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ETHICAL PRIORITIESSustainable practice and social responsibility are woven into the fabric of our founding principles. For more than 20 years now, NDA has taken the lead in sourcing environmentally responsible products. We source our products and ingredients from more than 50 countries around the world and remain deeply committed to ethical sourcing, fair trade, renewable resources, and preservation of the environment. We work with local growers and small-scale farms, using our purchasing power to support sustainable growing practices and invest in the future of farming. NDA also collaborates closely with organizations around the world that are committed to promoting sustainability and fair trade practices.
OUR COMMITMENTNDA's commitment to ethical and sustainable practice drives all that we do. We are a certified Organic, Kosher and Vegan facility and we maintain strong relationships with certification boards and regulatory organizations.
Our key sustainability values are:
- Minimizing environmental impact of supply chains to reduce carbon footprints
- Working with suppliers to establish ecologically and socially responsible best practices
- Strengthening relationships between suppliers and local communities
- Promoting education and awareness within the supply chain to champion fair trade and sustainability initiatives
OUR PARTNERSNDA works with key sustainability-oriented partners who share our values and champion them across all levels of supply chains. We are proud to work in close alliance with these distinguished organizations and we continue to seek new partner organizations that strive to advance sustainability and fair trade on a global scale.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil was established in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through global standards and multi -stakeholder governance. The RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) are a set of stringent standards for sustainable palm oil production, which RSPO members must comply with. In line with ISEAL Alliance best practices, the P&C are reviewed every five years and subsequently submitted for ratification by the General Assembly of RSPO.
Global Shea Alliance was founded to promote rural African women's empowerment, decent working conditions, development of local communities, and the protection of ecosystems by outlining best business practices for all stakeholders. GSA's core values are founded on promoting an inclusive value chain, fostering a pre-competitive and business driven industry by ensuring sustainability and maintaining confidentiality in all transactions with our stakeholders. The GSA sustainability guidelines were developed in consultation with women's groups, non-profits, U.S. and European food and cosmetic brands, and international oils and fats suppliers.