Natural Habitats is leading organic palm oil production in Ecuador through expanding reach of organic agriculture. Natural Habitats is always striving for continuous improvement, and is focused on the following areas:
Local Partnerships: Natural Habitats currently operates in many areas across the Country of Ecuador, and has formed partnerships with local producers, mills and refinery to scale organic palm oil production and create a positive impact in the palm oil industry.
Third Party Certifications: To ensure Natural Habitats organic palm oil complies with the highest standards, we have a team of agronomists continuously working with our farmers to comply with and exceed our third party certifications – organic, RSPO IP, Non-GMO Project, and Rainforest Alliance, to name a few.
Additionally, Natural Habitats has partnered with other local Ecuadorian palm oil producers to guide and provide expertise on gaining RSPO certification, and is helping to encourage the conventional palm oil industry to comply with third party standards, elevating the industry at large.
Social Projects: Natural Habitats supports a number of social projects, going above and beyond our third party certifications, demonstrating that a Palm Done Right approach is good for the environment, as well as the local communities where palm oil is grown. Some of the social projects Natural Habitats implements on the ground include support of local schools, soccer teams and traditional culture events, employing a medical doctor and social worker. Additionally, Natural Habitats donates ~1% of profits to three organic farmer associations to allocate the funds to social programs that make a positive difference in their areas.
Through community support and empowerment, Natural Habitats aims to improve the livelihood of everyone in the supply chain, and demonstrate that organic palm oil is a very sustainable and supportive crop for local communities.
Quality Assurance: Natural Habitats Americas is dedicated to providing the highest quality, organic palm oil possible, and has made significant investments in the supply chain to ensure the highest quality controls we can.