Amafruits promotes the use of sustainable and renewable sources in all aspects of our business - from the sourcing of our fruits to the packaging and delivery of our products to consumers.
The Amazon Rainforest accounts for around 25% of the total tropical rainforests that still remain in the world and its diversity needs to be preserved. The fruit production in the region is mainly based on gathering, which consists of a system of collecting and extracting renewable natural resources carried out in a sustainable way. The incentive to gathering is a way to recover depleted areas and to preserve the native forest, avoiding the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. Thus, producers grow trees, collect only the fruit, and take care of the forest so that their source of income, the natural resource, does not run out. Fruit production plays an important role in the sustainable economy in the Amazon region, providing job opportunities and creating environmental awareness aiming to ensure the local communities preserve the forest.
We are proud to partner with completely sustainable businesses and operations in the Amazon region guaranteeing that only wild-harvested açaí berries are used in the production of Amafruits açaí fruit purees. In the process, thousands of job opportunities for small family farmers are created that support the local Amazon communities and provide the economic solution and alternative to deforestation for other commercial ventures. Through açaí and other fruits, we are all helping protect the Amazon Rainforest and spread an understanding about ways we can live sustainably and preserve our precious planet for future generations.
Amafruits is committed to making sure everyone with whom we interact, from the small family farmers and co-ops that supply açaí in the river communities of the Amazon River delta region to the consumers who use our products, is treated fairly and with respect. We proudly support Fair Trade practices through our business activities ensuring that the small family farmers and co-ops that we work directly with receive a fair income for their harvests. In fact, by developing long-lasting relationships directly with small family farmers, we provide more stable and reliable income versus the middlemen of the city markets.
Packaging, Recycling & More
In addition to our efforts in the Amazon, our sustainable business practices include: