Earthworm Foundation welcomes Honest Foods S.A.C, a Peruvian-based frozen avocado and guacamole processor, as a new member.
Honest Foods S.A.C. is a frozen avocado and guacamole processor based in Peru that aims to supply healthy and sustainable foods globally. In 2022, Honest Foods S.A.C. initiated their responsible sourcing journey with Earthworm Foundation to explore joint efforts to achieve a responsible avocado supply chain.
Together, Earthworm Foundation and Honest Foods S.A.C. are carrying out a one-year pilot phase responsible sourcing program with avocado smallholders from the Moro district, Santa province, in the Ancash region of Northern Peru. Peru is the world's second-largest exporter of fresh avocados. In 2021, the Ancash region was the national fifth-largest producer of Hass avocados.
The key impacts achieved with Honest Foods S.A.C. are that 30 smallholder farmers have improved their resilience, 60 agricultural workers have improved their labour conditions, and over 60 hectares of land are undergoing regenerative farming practices.
Honest Foods is proud to have a strong and meaningful partnership with Earthworm Foundation. “Our collaboration with Earthworm Foundation reflects our commitment to positively impacting the environment, society, and the communities where we operate. The partnership with Earthworm Foundation is crucial in our mission to create a more sustainable food system. We recognise that the food industry's practices can significantly impact ecosystems, biodiversity, and the livelihoods of local communities. By joining forces with Earthworm Foundation, we aim to address these challenges effectively and implement solutions that promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility", shares Jaime Sacio, CEO of Honest Foods.
About Earthworm Foundation
Earthworm Foundation is a non-profit organisation built on values and driven to impact the relationship between people and nature positively. With most of their staff operating directly on the ground where the challenges are, Earthworm Foundation works with its members and partners to show that global supply chains can be an engine of prosperity without negatively impacting communities or ecosystems.
About Honest Foods S.A.C.
Honest Foods is a new food company born under ESG (environmental, social, corporate governance) standards. Its management has a combined experience of 50 years in the Peruvian agroindustry sector. Honest Foods aims to provide healthy and sustainable foods globally, so its value chain impacts consciousness in all its stakeholders.