Aliet Green announced last week its nomination for the Sustainable Ingredient Award and Sustainability leadership Award in the Inaugural Sustainable Food Awards reception co-hosted alongside the Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam on June 7, 2018.
The Sustainable Foods Summit selected Aliet Green’s Organic Coconut Sugar to become the nominee product for the Sustainable Ingredient Award 2018 committee.
Organic Coconut Sugar is made from Coconut Blossom Sap and does exist for centuries in Indonesia and is well-known as a traditional sweetener that each household should have. Harvesting coconut blossom sap does not harm the environment and the plants. Coconut trees can keep producing coconut sugar for at least ten years, and used for coconut sugar production can still produce coconuts, though at reduced yields. Therefore, Coconut Sugar production has minimal effects on the environment compared to sugar cane production, which requires considerable resources.
As the pioneer of the First Fair Trade Coconut Sugar that is also Organic certified, Aliet Green is creating social activities for community members to bond with predominantly female farmers to experience substantial impacts in both financial and social terms.
Another award is to nominate Aliet Green for Sustainability Leadership Award. As a reputable and responsible woman, social enterprise is concerned with the local nourished environment, traditional knowledge, local values combined with international standards, and Eco-Friendly and innovative operations. The company does promote healthy farming with ethical values. It aims at empowering women to participate in a central role in the ecological, social, and economic framework of the agricultural society in Indonesia.
There are some factors considering Aliet Green becoming the finalist of Sustainability Leadership. First, Aliet Green is the quality leader and pioneer in its industry. It fulfills major international certification standards focused on illiterate smallholder farmer support, agroforestry systems, empowering disadvantaged female employment, and skills training and activities.
Furthermore, Aliet Green has created more impacts for farmers as the main stakeholders of Aliet Green because they have experienced increased income and improved livelihood due to selling organic products to Aliet Green.