Fair for Life is a certification program for fair trade in agriculture, manufacturing, and trade
Vantage Specialties Ingredients, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vantage Specialty Chemicals (“Vantage”), has earned its first Fair for Life certification, enhancing the Company’s portfolio of accreditations and assurances that demonstrate our commitment to health, safety, the environment, and sustainable development.
“Our customers expect us to meet the highest standards, and Fair for Life certification is an important element toward meeting that goal,” said Steve Doktycz, Vantage Chief Executive Officer.
“We actively emphasise certifications that support our consumer-focused markets and that reinforce our commitments to sustainability, transparency in the supply chain and product quality excellence.”
Fair for Life is a certification program for fair trade in agriculture, manufacturing, and trade. The label encourages a supply chain business model that aims at the resilience of each link and enables the valorisation and protection of exemplary supply chains, where stakeholders have chosen to act responsibly by implementing good economic, social and environmental practices.
Fair for Life represents a growing community of more than 700 certified companies in 70+ countries around the world.
The Company’s first Fair for Life certification is for its jojoba farm in Arizona, the first farm to receive this assurance in the United States. As a leading global supplier of jojoba and its derivatives to the beauty and personal care industry, the certification recognises Vantage’s focus on sustainability and emphasises it’s From Farms to Formulations® initiative which provides transparency and control in the jojoba oil supply chain.
Vantage is pioneering the science behind jojoba in beauty and personal care. The Company has evolved its activities to meet the growing demand in the oil and its derivatives by investing in innovation and continuous improvement of its farming practices including water-efficient irrigation, modernised equipment and facilities and responsible land use practices. Vantage offers a complete range of jojoba oil grades, from standard to organic, virgin, golden and colourless, as well as more than 70 jojoba derivatives. The new Fair For Life certified grades include DW Jojoba Golden Organic FFL and DW Jojoba colourless Organic FFL.
Included in Vantage’s portfolio of sustainability certifications are the 2022 EcoVadis Gold rating that ranks Vantage in the top 5% of evaluated companies in our category for corporate social responsibility; COSMetic Organic Standards (COSMOS), the largest international standard for organic and natural cosmetics; and meeting the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) environmental and social criteria to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).