Nutiva uses the finest certified organic ingredients, grown without pesticides and herbicides - safer for you and for the planet. All Nutiva products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and Ecocert (for use in the European Region (EU)).
They are concerned about the impact genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have on the health of people and planet. They have always had a non-GMO policy and they promise they will always source only non-GMO ingredients. All their products are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
Their red palm products are certified fair-trade by Fair for Life. Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification assures that human rights are safeguarded at all stages of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that smallholder farmers receive a fair share. Fair trade improves the livelihood of smallholder farmers and workers by providing the means for social community projects.
As of January 2014, Nutiva achieved fair-trade certification for their coconut oil in (2) sizes, their 15oz. and 23oz. glass containers. These sizes of coconut oil are fair-trade certified by Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth.
As of early 2014, Nutiva acquired gluten-free certification for their chia and coconut flour. Please look for the gluten-free symbol on their new packaging. In response to requests from their community, Nutiva is pursuing gluten-free certification for additional products.
Many of Nutiva's products are certified kosher by Orthodox Union (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America). Please refer to product packaging for details.
California Green Business
Nutiva obtained California Green Business certification in October 2013. This certification distinguishes businesses that protect, preserve and sustain the environment and verifies that they conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and are working to reduce their carbon footprint.
B Corp Certified
B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Nutiva holds SQF certification which assures buyers and customers that food has been produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards.
Social and Environmental Responsibility
Social and environmental responsibility is a core part of Nutiva's culture and business. They are committed to nourishing people by providing the purest quality product and reducing their negative impact on the planet. From sourcing organic products, to obtaining fair trade certification, to greening their facilities and operations, to funding tree planting at schools in their local community. Nutiva constantly seeking ways to better protect the environment and ensure a better quality of life for their employees, customers, and the communities they serve.
In a world where the industrialized food system has led Nutiva down a tangled path, where food choices have been reduced to the lesser-of-evils, and where distrust reigns, they are the champions of the greater good. Tireless seekers of pure and delicious foods that will nourish our bodies and our planet, they have devoted themselves to a dream, a vision, a mission. Nutiva promises to revolutionize the way the world eats! And in so doing they will bring nourishment and balance, health and well being, sustainability and community to people and planet. Nutiva knows change is hard but they want to make it easy. They went out looking for the kind of foods that packed a powerful amount of nutrition into every bite, so that you could make small changes to big effect. Nutiva found superfoods-nutrient-dense powerhouses that can also be grown and processed in a sustainable way. These are foods that are truly good for you and for the planet. They're foods like hemp and coconut, chia and red palm. They're organic, full of vital nutrition, easy to use and delicious additions to your diet.
"We say food doesn't have to be a choice between the lesser of evils.
We say let food lead us to a better world.
We say super people deserve superfoods.
We say, come join us in our mission.
Together, we can change the world."