Where possible, we buy from producers who grow food without the use of chemical fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides because this provides long-term productivity and a better product for our customers. Where this process has been recognised by a certifying body, it is indicated on the product and packaging.
Australian Certified Organic (ACO) currently certifies about 55% of the Australian organic industry. ACO estimates the bud logo appears on about 70% of all certified organic products in Australia.
Educated consumers are happy to pay a fair price for the guarantee that the organic produce they purchase is supporting farmers who aim for ecologically sustainable practices.
The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) accredits private businesses, organisations, and state agencies to certify producers and handlers of agricultural products according to the NOP regulations. USDA certifies our new fairtrade organic coffee that is grown, roasted and packed in East Timor.