VOS product purchases support the efforts of ethical and sustainable sourcing practices by positively impacting the global supply chain and improving working conditions in the country from which VOS has always sourced from — Guatemala.
WHAT SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS:
Equitable job creation is key to a strong economy and we are providing job opportunities to some of the most marginalized citizens in the world, people who coincidentally happen to be our global counterparts. In addition, we are helping to preserve important local culture while giving citizens a sense of pride and doing this as we create more trade and provide sustainable aid.
Sourcing sustainably has never been more important and we support sustainable farming methods that increase yields considerably, mitigate the effects of climate change and provide economic and social benefits to farmers and rural communities. The sustainable sourcing helps secure our supplies and reduces risk and volatility in our raw material supply chains.
While maintaining high ethical standards and complying with laws and regulations are important for all businesses, the suppliers that manufacture our products have implemented policies, procedures and controls to reduce the potential risks of harming employees all while providing an ethical rate of pay that abides by the local laws of the supplier’s country jurisdiction.
Economics, Culture, Politics, Ecology
The four domain sustainability framework called Circles of Sustainability is a method adopted by the United Nations for understanding and assessing sustainability and for managing projects directed towards socially sustainable outcomes. By using this framework we are able to effectively analyze questions of resilience, adaptation, security and reconciliation.