Responsible consumption with arnetica
We are committed to the protection of rainforests. No rainforest has to give way for our coconut products. The coconut plantations in the Philippines are usually small and have been cultivated for many years. We do not accept the change of land use from forest to plantations. Not to be confused with oil palm plantations cultivated on large areas in monoculture.
There is no harvest by monkeys with arnetica. The coconuts for arnetica coconut oil are harvested by trained, adult men. These use long sticks with knives, and harvest the nuts in ideal maturity.
Workers in the production sites for arnetica coconut products receive sufficient wages and benefits to meet basic needs. There are also regular employment contracts, flexible working time models, safe and hygienic working conditions, complete ban on child labor or harassment in the workplace, and the possibility of collective wage negotiation.
Our partner companies in the Philippines who manufacture the products have committed themselves to comply with all these conditions. Our dealings with our business partners are best described as respectful, friendly, cooperative and honest. We pay list prices and refrain from renegotiations.