SUSTAINABILITY

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High Quality Organics has been an all-organic ingredient company from day one. We have no plans to change.

Our Sustainability Pledge:

We only source certified organic ingredients.
Why is this important? Because we passionately believe organic agriculture is the best way to preserve our planet, protect all people and nourish our future.

We are transparent.
What does this mean? As a certified organic supplier, we follow strict rules and regulations and have the paper trail to prove it. Our products are meticulously traced throughout thegrowing, distribution and manufacturing process and carefully tested to ensure our high standards of quality and safety are met.

We give back.
How do we do this? The sexy term is “Corporate Social Responsibility” we prefer to say, “Do the right thing”. Sharing best practices with growers around the world–whether they’re our supplier or not–helping our employees gain new skills for career advancement or investing in our local community’s food bank are just a few ways we are practicing what we preach.

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Our farmers in front of black pepper vines

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Jerry visiting our farmers and their family in China.

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Children in Indonesia

High Quality Organics Organic Transition Program

We help farmers with conventional farms transition to organic farms. The farmers have the skills- we provide them with the products and processes that would allow them to grow sustainably and organically in a much safer manner than what they had done before. Most growers do not have an opposition to growing organic - they just don't know how to get there. That is one of the biggest contributions that HQO makes.

One of our great success stories takes place in Sri Lanka where we helped a farm that was growing nutmeg conventionally for over 10 years. After their organic conversion period, in their 4th to 5th year they had surpassed their original output by going organic.

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SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE

We run a sustainable business.
What does this mean? Everyone along the supply chain–from our growers to our customers–must gain value with our business transactions. Whether it’s receiving a fair wage or delivering exceptional service and high quality products, if we’re not making things better, we’re not doing our job.

"It's rewarding to have a great impact on families, on available healthcare, on schooling and the benefits of that are significant and it's a two-way relationship.

We believe it's our duty and mission and certainly, our business to educate those farmers and all those involved in the supply chain about food safety, how to grow their business, good agricultural practices, and helping transition conventional growers to organic. "

- Supply Chain Team

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CERTIFICATIONS

We are dedicated to supplying our customers with the  highest quality products. This includes: USDA Organic, Orthodox Union Kosher, Fair Trade Certification, Safe Quality Food Institute Certification (SQF), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Quality Assurance International (QAI). We are members with the American Spice Trade Association (ASTA), as well as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture movements (IFOAM)