One of our certified organic farms is in Umbari just a short drive west of Satara. It is situated in a lush, green environment surrounded by mountains and deep forests. Our farmland here is used as a source for turmeric and ginger as well as a model botanical garden with hundreds of herbs growing in it.
Our operation is truly sustainable, not only do we grow herbs and spices on our own certified organic farm but we have organized and educated the farmers around us on organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices. Our partners and us have even paid the fees associated with getting the certification, this is an expense the farmers in that area could never have afforded on their own. We manage the paperwork for that certification and assist with the audits. We have also contracted with these farmers to grow and supply us with the herbs and spices necessary to maintain our supplies even through massive growth.
As a member of the Nisarga Biotech Group, we are a part of sustaining a wonderful way of life for over 400 Indian families near Satara and for helping to preserve the planet for the next generation. Our goals are not only financial in nature, but we are also looking to build a sustainable long-term revenue engine for everyone in our chain of supply. Be thoughtful in your purchasing so that groups like ours can continue to build a better tomorrow with sustainable actions today.
Rebel Herbs as a member of the Nisarga Biotech Group is certified by IMOswiss AG, under the Fair for Life program. Fair for Life goes beyond traditional fair trade by applying fair trade principles to relevant domestic or regional trade and by requiring ethical working conditions along the entire trade chain. Fair for Life certified products are only handled by companies that demonstrate decent working conditions for all their staff and are committed to fair sourcing practices. In response to this mandate, we pay our workers 20% more than the average wage for their position.