Committed to Sustainable Sourcing
In keeping with our commitment to evolve towards greater transparency, we travel the globe to identify and build relationships with supplier partners who share our commitment to sustainable sourcing. Knowing our suppliers and the origins of their crops helps us uphold a supply chain that is both socially responsible and environmentally conscious. This continual and complex process reflects our intention to honor planetary and human well being through our business practices.
Below are New Chapter’s standards for ethical sourcing:
Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Environmental and ecological sustainability are integrally related to social welfare. Proper protection and fostering of the environment is imperative to ensuring that current and future generations continue to have access to the natural resources necessary for a good quality of life.
Raw materials are sourced in a way that ensures the ability of future generations to benefit from the bounty of these natural resources. Protection is also given to the local people for use of their own native assets. Favor is given to organically grown or wild crafted materials.
Welfare of People
It is our belief that a product intended to heal must be a healing force for every member of the supply chain. The healing vitality that a person receives from taking New Chapter product is directly representative of the energy given at the early start of our product development. Be it the way of the committed members of our team at our headquarters in Vermont or the steadfast workers harvesting in fields and mountains all over the world, that energy is transferred into every bottle.
Throughout our supply chain, from Vermont to India, it is our intention to engage partner’s whose workers are treated with respect and provided with working conditions that are safe, healthy and balanced.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
New Chapter is in the process of evaluating and identifying high-risk direct suppliers on a number of parameters including known risks and country location. Forced and child labor is included in the known-risk category.
New Chapter will work with a third-party auditor to develop an announced audit program if high risk suppliers are identified. The audit will evaluate compliance with company standards for environmental and social responsibility, including policies against human trafficking and slavery.
New Chapter holds a yearly training program on human trafficking and slavery issues for members of management and employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management.