From the start, the team here at Gallant International committed to Organic and Fair Trade. Making products affordable & without compromise to companies and individuals around the world. This means working with organizations like Fairtrade America, Fair Trade USA, GOTS & now B Corp™ while building transparent & meaningful relationships with farmers, factory workers, and our customers.
We became a Certified B Corporation® because we believe that businesses are capable of doing 更多 social and environmental good in society. Businesses should take responsibility to put people and the planet first while educating their employees, customers, and investors 关于 their efforts. Businesses should also make the necessary changes to practice honest and transparent sustainability while maintaining profits. The B Corp™ community is an amazing group of companies who are, “leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.” We are excited 关于 our latest certification and will continue to set examples for other businesses to follow. We hold our supply chain to the highest standards as we know you would.
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy 更多 shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by:
Building a global community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability;
Promoting Mission Alignment using innovative corporate structures like the benefit corporation to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last;
Helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors, and institutions Measure What Matters, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact -- and the impact of the businesses with whom they work -- with as much rigor as their profits;
Inspiring millions to join the movement through compelling story-telling by B the Change Media.
Learn more about Certified B Corps HERE.
Last year we launched our Pre-Financing Program (PFP) which allowed our farmers to purchase their non-GMO seeds. Our partners are growing the 500,000 pounds of Organic Cotton we will need this season. This year we raised the stakes and paid for our Organic Cotton UPFRONT from our farmers. This allowed them to avoid taking high-interest loans to buy seeds as many were forced to do in the past. Paying them upfront for their crop means that they grew exactly what they needed for us with little to no surplus which often had to be sold at a lower price. The profit the farmers earned from the upfront payment allowed them to live a 更多 comfortable lifestyle without the up and downs of agricultural uncertainty. This is the most committed way we can think of to support our Organic farm partners. Each of our customers makes this commitment possible when you purchase any Gallant International 产品介绍s!
Our dedication to helping people does not end with our farmers. We partnered with Feeding America in 2019 and have exceeded our goal of providing 100,000 meals to families in need across America. Tony Robbins, a world authority on leadership psychology & self-help guru, matched our contribution allowing us to provide 更多 than 227,000 meals. But we won't rest there and our goal is to double our contribution in 2020!
We also partner with UPS through their Carbon Neutral Shipping Program that directly supports projects like the Garcia River Forest in the United States, Landfill Gas projects in China & Colombia, and Wastewater Biogas-to-Energy projects in Thailand. We are continually finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint while fostering sustainable development. Just another way we are committed to a healthier planet and natural ecosystems.
In this vein of environmental accountability, we are al阅读y actively achieving 7 of the United Nation’s 14 Sustainable Development Goals! We are continually working on ways to achieve the remainder and we are thankful for your continued support.