We use the finest certified organic ingredients, grown without pesticides and herbicides — safer for you and for the planet. All our products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and Ecocert (for use in the European Region (EU)).
We are concerned about the impact genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have on the health of people and planet. We have always had a non-GMO policy and we promise we will always source only non-GMO ingredients. All our products are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
Our red palm products are certified fair-trade by Fair for Life. Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification assures that human rights are safeguarded at all stages of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that smallholder farmers receive a fair share. Fair trade improves the livelihood of smallholder farmers and workers by providing the means for social community projects.
As of January 2014, we achieved fair-trade certification for our coconut oil in (2) sizes, our 15oz. and 23oz. glass containers. These sizes of coconut oil are fair-trade certified by Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth.
As of early 2014, we acquired gluten-free certification for our chia and coconut flour. Please look for the gluten-free symbol on our new packaging. In response to requests from our community, we are pursuing gluten-free certification for additional products.
Many of our products are certified kosher by Orthodox Union (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America). Please refer to product packaging for details.
California Green Business
We obtained California Green Business certification in October 2013. This certification distinguishes businesses that protect, preserve and sustain the environment and verifies that we conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and are working to reduce our carbon footprint.
B Corp Certified
B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Safe Quality Food (SQF)
We hold SQF certification which assures buyers and customers that food has been produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards.
Zero Waste Facility
Our warehouse and headquarters in Richmond, California is certified zero waste by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council. This certification distinguishes Nutiva as a business that meets rigorous standards for its waste management. As part of this certification, we must measure and track all material waste generated onsite, and divert at least 90%.
Zero Waste Businesses save money, are more efficient, manage risk, reduce litter and pollution, cut greenhouse gases, reinvest resources locally, and create jobs and more value for their business and the community.
If you have questions about these certifications or allergy concerns, please contact our Customer Service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information.
Nutiva® is the world’s leading brand of all-organic hemp foods, coconut oil, red palm oil and chia seeds. We’re a values-driven brand, dedicated to “Nourishing people and planet.” Our virgin organic coconut oil is cold-pressed, great for sautéing and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and body care. Coconut Manna is our delicious puréed coconut butter, a tropical melt-in-your-mouth treat containing fiber, protein and nourishing fats. Our dry coconut products include coconut flour, certified gluten-free with a lower glycemic index than most traditional flours, and unrefined, unprocessed coconut sugar, similar to brown sugar with a hint of caramel. Our delicious organic hemp oil is cold-pressed and unrefined, containing the ideal 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Rich in protein, with omega-3 and minerals, organic shelled hempseed is the world’s most nutritious seed. Our organic hemp protein contains high-quality plant protein with the branched-chain amino acids that are vital for good health, and it’s super easy to digest! Also try our high fiber hemp protein and our chocolate and vanilla hempshakes. Mighty, gluten-free chia seeds, packed with omega-3, protein, rare antioxidants and fiber, are amazing in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods or smoothies. Grown on small organic family farms in Ecuador, our red palm oil is certified organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade. For medium heat cooking, we have a sunflower and red palm oil blend, and additional cooking options with vegan shortening and buttery spread. Since 1999 Nutiva has donated $1 million dollars by contributing 1 percent of sales to sustainable-agriculture groups for programs that enrich the soil and support a healthy world.