Sustainability - Securing the Future Together
Sustainable development means meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations from also meeting the same needs (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987).
FLAVEX produces natural botanical extracts which means we rely on a continuous and secure supply of high-quality natural plant materials. This differs from industrial over-farming which is one of the main causes of environmental and social damage and of the loss of biodiversity.
FLAVEX focuses on an ecologically friendly and, where possible, organic and local cultivation.Thanks to this and our long-term relationships to our trusted suppliers we are able to meet social compatible conditions and sustainable products for all actors in the supply chain. We are convinced that sustainability does not only guarantee outstanding quality but also offers our customers a competitive advantage.
Here you can find further information about some of our current projects:
According to new scientific evidence, the relationship between rosemary and sage is surprisingly much closer than originally expected. Therefore, we had to revise the botanical nomenclature. The plant we used to call Rosmarinus officinalis is now called Salvia rosmarinus.
For already many years, we have been cooperating with partners on various projects to ensure a sustainable supply of the endangered species arnica. Our primary long-term objective is the field cultivation of Arnica montana, and consequently the security of supply for our customers as well as the protection of wild populations.
The aromatic gums and resins from myrrh and frankincense have been used for more than 5000 years for ritual, medical and cosmetic purposes. The healing and anti-inflammatory effects of the gums and resins in numerous diseases have been known since ancient times.
FLAVEX Naturextrakte GmbH and Coetzee Organic (U) Ltd are partners in a cooperation with 154 farmers with small-scale plantations – co-developing three officially registered farmers cooperatives located in Western Uganda in the breath-taking Rwenzori Mountains.