PEOPLE & PLANET
OUR IMPACT & FOCUS
At Wild Joy Goods we source our bananas through a partnership with a cooperative of small farmers in Nicaragua implementing ethical business practices, sustainable organic agriculture programs, and farmer empowerment workshops.
Our goal on this greater journey is to inspire consumers to become agents of change by supporting a sustainable and integrated supply chain, which not only gives back to farmers but creates a new standard within the food industry.
EMPOWER SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
Through our partnership we are committed to providing organic, smallholder farmers with access to technical assistance, financing for fertilizers and a safe, secure, and transparent purchase process.
PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY
Our farmer cooperative is committed to playing an essential role in deconstructing gender biases among farmer communities by providing leadership opportunities for female farmers, 39% of our farmer network are women.
ZERO-TOLERANCE CHILD LABOR
Wild Joy Goods has a zero-tolerance policy for child labor in its supply chain (as defined by the International Labor Organization Conventions 138 and 182). Our farmer partnerships have a hands-on approach to community development, training and capacity building which helps prevent this industry-wide challenge.
We are committed to the Non-GMO project dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply. The Non-GMO Project Verified seal assures shoppers that a product has completed a comprehensive third-party verification for compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.
Every piece of dried fruit produced is 100% organic with nothing added. Our fruit is dried using the sun’s energy, which reduces fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, creating a safer product for consumers and the planet. Organic certifications protect farmers from applying harmful synthetic additives such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Fair trade certifications help promote sustainable farming, social and environmental standards and advocates for payment of higher prices to smallholder farmers. As a result, farmers benefit from increased access to resources to improve communities and their livelihoods.
Our packaging is made from about 30% recycled materials. The pouches are created from milk jugs and plastic bottles that would have otherwise ended up in our oceans. We decided to go with this packaging over recyclable because we believe that reusing materials that have already been created, can have a strong environmental impact.