Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Vantage Specialties Ingredients, Inc.5 stars

Place, Country3938 Porett Drive 60031 / Gurnee, Illinois, USA, United States


Certified Productsjojoba oil fair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Performance Rating
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values1414
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy2419
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions249204
4Respect of the Environment176142
5Local Development and Community Relations1614
6Trading and Supply chain relations3624
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer3027
9Managing Certification and Performance2523
Total Score Performance Rating479
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsVantage Specialty Ingredients, Inc. (Vantage) has pioneered the use of jojoba oil in the personal care industry and is now the leading global supplier of jojoba oil and jojoba derivatives. Vantage operates farms and processing facilities in Arizona, USA which provide stable and well-paid jobs for 30 employees from local communities. Vantage is the largest vertically integrated company owning every step in the jojoba supply chain, from farming to oil extraction to derivatives production.
Vantage has embarked on a sustainability journey and is committed to following green, sustainable, and socially responsible practices which help minimize its impact on the environment, as well as empower people.
Examples of such practices include the utilization of high-efficiency drip irrigation systems that decrease water-loss due to evaporation and run off. Our 2030 goal is to reduce water consumption from 2020 levels.
We also incorporate sustainable practices aimed at avoiding land erosion and ensuring soil remains fertile and healthy. We keep fallow land set aside for conservation. Our agronomy expertise and crop selection mean that no GMO are used in our farms. To optimize the use of crops after oil is extracted, the remaining cake is used for soil amendment to fertilize soil or to be used as compost.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage87 %

Date of Certification
Last Update29.10.2023

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