Company Testimonials

More than 3,000 companies, from global powerhouse brands to small independents, have turned to the Rainforest Alliance since 1987 to guide them on their sustainability journey.

This is what just a few have said about the business value and mission impact of their work with the Rainforest Alliance.

 

GSK

“Our partnership has played a key role in helping us define and move towards deforestation-free sourcing."

- Paula Kasprzyk, EHSS Operational Sustainability, GSK

Oriflame

"With Rainforest Alliance’s expert guidance in implementing our Paper Commitment, we have made significant progress since 2011"

- Alice Devine, Sustainability Director, Oriflame

Tiffany & Co.

“Rainforest Alliance brought expertise and passion as they helped guide advancements to our responsible fiber sourcing practices.” 

- Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tiffany & Co.

L’Oréal

"Rainforest Alliance brings its expertise and constructively pushes us to go even further in strengthening our sustainable sourcing practices to reach our 2020 ambition.“

- Alexandra Palt, Chief Sustainability Officer, L’Oréal

Williams-Sonoma

"The Rainforest Alliance's expertise in wood product supply chains helped us investigate and improve our responsible sourcing practices.”

- Matthew Guenther, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Supply Chain Sustainability, Williams-Sonoma

Domtar

“The Rainforest Alliance seal appears on all of our FSC-certified product packaging and sales materials because it allows us to share our common cause with customers. It is a recognizable seal, which when combined with the FSC label serves as proof of our commitment to sustainability."

- Paige Goff, VP of Sustainability and Business Communications

Proctor & Gamble

"Because of Rainforest Alliance’s collaboration, P&G is able to more fully bring our forestry principles into practice. They are on-the-ground experts in forestry, who share their knowledge with us and conduct and guide our FSC® Chain-of-Custody auditing efforts."

- Rick McLeod, President, Product Supply, Global Family Care

S&D Coffee

“Our partnership with Rainforest Alliance allows us to work together toward a more sustainable future by encouraging and supporting sustainable practices at the ground level among our coffee and tea farming communities.” 

- David Piza, Director of CSR and Sustainability

Clif Bar

"At Clif Bar & Company, we believe that how we select and source our ingredients can be a catalyst for a healthier and more sustainable food system. This means sourcing a greater quantity of ingredients that are organic and certified sustainable. Organic and sustainably grown ingredients connect people to a healthy planet. We chose Rainforest Alliance certification because its comprehensive social and environmental commitments closely match our Company’s Five Aspirations business model.“

- Lynn Ineson, VP of Procurement & Sustainable Sourcing, Food Supply

Salazon Chocolate Co.

"For Salazon Chocolate Co, Rainforest Alliance certification gives us peace of mind that our farmer partners are informed about sustainable practices. Disseminating best practices ensures that our farmers are operating efficiently and in a way that protects their livelihood and the future of our planet. Additionally, informing the market about the importance of sustainability gives consumers the power to drive positive change by voting with their wallet.”

- Tom Barnes, Marketing & Operations Manager

Dagoba

“At Dagoba, we maintain a constant quest for chocolate perfection – driven by an insistence on the highest quality organic ingredients, production processes and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. We strive to ensure that the cacao we use in our products benefits not only our chocolate, but also the land and those who harvest it and working with the Rainforest Alliance helps us to achieve these goals.”

- Susie Burch, Brand Manager, Dagoba Organic Chocolate

Justin’s

"For Justin’s, working with the Rainforest Alliance is about more than certification. It is a collaboration that allows us to support the planet, the communities and the people that work to bring our Peanut Butter Cups made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa to life in a sustainable and responsible manner." 

- Justin Gold, Founder

Marley Coffee

“Marley Coffee is committed to providing the best sustainably farmed and ethically grown coffee. Working with an amazing organization like the Rainforest Alliance is one of the ways we honor that commitment.”

- Penny Andino, Marketing Director

Free 2B Foods

“Since the conception of our company we’ve been sourcing our cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. We made a conscious choice to work with the Rainforest Alliance as their mission aligns with who we are as a company. Sourcing from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms gives us traceability. We know the Ecuadorian farms where our cocoa comes from and continue to source from the same region. Its Rainforest Alliance Certified farms have always been able to provide us with high quality cocoa. We now source from Ghana and have found the same or even higher quality cocoa.”

- David Lurie, Founder of free2b Foods

Miss Jones Baking Co.

“At Miss Jones, we are committed to mitigating the social and environmental impacts of palm oil production by sourcing palm oil solely from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. As the creator of the first-ever organic ready-to-spread frosting, Miss Jones is paving the way for a clean-label revolution in the frosting category. We believe that the environmental, social, and economic sustainability pillars of the Rainforest Alliance form the foundation from which to grow a sustainable supply chain, and therefore a sustainable business.”

-Sarah Jones, Founder and CEO

Seattle Chocolates

“Rainforest Alliance certification gives us peace of mind that the people who are growing the cacao that goes into our chocolate are being fairly treated and living better lives than they would without our purchases. We don’t have the manpower to be a presence at origin, but by sourcing from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms we are assured that the cacao we use is sustainably grown to benefit farm families and the future of their vital crop.”

- Jean Thompson, Owner and CEO

Boyd's Coffee

“Sourcing coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms has been important to Boyd’s Coffee since 1999. We like the fact that Rainforest Alliance certification covers the farmer, helping them to grow better quality coffees, providing them with sustainable income and supporting the environment in which the coffee is grown.”

- Penny Andino, Marketing Director

Bissinger's

“Integrity of ingredients is very important to Bissinger’s. Because not all cocoa is responsibly farmed, we work with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms in Côte d'Ivoire where superior cocoa beans, esteemed for exceptional taste, are grown."

- Dave Owens, VP of Taste – Chief Chocolatier

Bixby & Co.

“Bixby & Co. cares about where the ingredients used in its craft candy snack bars come from and how those ingredients impact not only customers but also those that grow and harvest those ingredients.  They are committed to ethically sourcing, which is why they use cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.”

- Kate McAleer, Founder and CEO

Daabon

“We’re excited to work with organizations like the Rainforest Alliance to tell our story of the responsible agricultural production of coffee, bananas and palm oil. The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal helps to assure our customer base that our operations are sustainable from the soil to the market.”

- Jana Cichowski, Sales, North America

Teatulia

“Teatulia Organic Tea is proud to source tea from its own garden, which is Rainforest Alliance Certified™. Being able to add the seal to our packaging is an excellent reminder to consumers of Teatulia’s commitment to environmental stewardship and the well-being of our garden workers. We feel that every tea company should ultimately carry the seal too, for obvious reasons.”

- Chris Olsen, Director of Marketing and Product Development

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

“The Rainforest Alliance was the obvious choice for validation and first verification of Gola REDD Project in Sierra Leone because of their outstanding track record, rigor, and long-term commitment to projects that provide direct and robust benefits to local communities and biodiversity.”

- Nicolas Tubbs, Tropical Forest Conservation Manager

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