Tolaro's founders are deeply committed to sustainability in its sourcing and production methods as well as to fair treatment of farmers and employees. It also stands out positively for establishing a processing plant on the spot, providing 650 people with permanent employment. The company plans to open a second plant in 2015.
Trade finance from Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund enables Tolaro to pay the farmers upon delivery of their produce.
KEY INDICATORS as of 31 December 2015:
- number of farmers: 10,300
- number of hectares: 500 hectares of sustainably