Native has always been a company focused on sustainability, by carefully looking to integrate the economic, social and environmental dimensions to its activities. So, since the beginning of the Green Cane Project, that originally aimed to accomplish the ecological potential of the sugarcane, in 1984 to the present date, our improvements in this area have been gaining a wide recognition worldwide. We have been granted with several organic and quality management international certificates, as we integrated relevant international initiatives focused on the environment. And because we follow the new global demands on social justice, environment preservation and global warming control, Native has received the Ecosocial seal.
The Ecosocial seal, certified by IBD (Biodynamic Institute), is the clearest sign of our commitment to sustainability. Its regulation not only establishes minimum socio-environmental criteria to be fully accomplished, but also it demands that we participate in continuous improvement programs in these same criteria, in order to encourage the sustainable development starting at the base of the productive chain. So our company has taken new and challenging commitments of Ecosocial nature in the following areas:
Human and Social
Rural workers qualification: the mechanized harvest of the sugarcane has promoted substantial environmental gains once the burnt areas have been drastically reduced. In counterpoint to the environmental gain, there is the social challenge to employ the rural workers’ force that is no longer needed at the extinct manual harvest. The project entitled “Rural Workers Qualification” has been developed so that we can enable these workers to take new job positions at the company.
Weaving: handcrafts and embroidery workshop. The main objective of the Weaving Project is to provide conditions for children and teenagers to build their citizenship, ensuring with absolute priority, the effective implementation of their fundamental rights through social and educational activities and professionalizing programs. This initiative is complementary to the school hours, for children from families with low incomes.
Organic Certification from Suppliers: Native believes in the Organic Production as an option for healthy food production aligned with the concepts of environmental and social sustainability. Thus, a program was created to encourage its cane suppliers to convert conventional areas into organic ones.
3rd - Campaign for Fauna Monitoring: Native has been monitoring the increase of biodiversity in the areas of organic production and native vegetation recovered in certified farms. This Third Campaign of Fauna Monitoring aims to assess specific indicators of the wild vertebrates’ population and their evolution in relation to the maturation of the restored vegetation areas that are still increasing their spatial complexity and resources for food and shelter.
Native is also EcoSocial and we reaffirm our commitment to produce not only organic, healthy and delicious food, but also sustainable.
Learn more about EcoSocial Certification at www.ecosocialnet.com