Sustainability is at the heart of Corporels' identity. Here is how we understand our role and how we act to make sure that with every purchase, you make a lasting contribution to our environment and to the development of people in need in our production communities.
What is sustainability?
Sustainability / sustainable development is a balancing exercise between two needs: (1) our need for economic development and our pursuit of prosperity, and (2) the need to protect the environment and the people.
Our strategy and our actions
Our strategy consists of action at the level of five priorities:
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OPERATIONS
Our products originate from cooperatives benefiting women in Morocco. These utilize sustainable non-mechanized processes. Our products are then inspected and processed in certified organic and certified natural facilities in Morocco before they are shipped for inspection and bottling in USDA Organic certified facilities in the USA. We work with partners who share our commitment to the environment and we use our sourcing leverage to demand improvements in environmental impacts.
Corporels maintains a net zero carbon footprint. To achieve this, we are proud partners of CarbonFund.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is leading the fight against climate change.
We go to CarbonFund.org to offset the climate impact of our operations and we urge everyone, businesses and individuals, to do the same.
MORE TREES, NOW
Doing the minimum is just not good enough.
In addition to adopting environmentally friendly practices and offsetting our carbon footprint, we are committed to planting at least one tree for every purchase our customers make.
We are able to do this thanks to our partners CarbonFund.org.
EVEN MORE TREES, ARGAN TREES
Argan Care has a strong focus on sustainable development, protecting the precious Argan forest that is vital to millions of people in Morocco, in particular the Amazigh people that live in and around the forest area. Protecting the Argan forest also has a very positive impact on the global climate. Argan Care aims to create jobs in particular for women, and has a strong focus on Women Empowerment.
Corporels is honored to partner with Argan Care in their mission. We cannot speak more highly of their professionalism and we cannot be grateful enough for their impact.
SUPPORTING CHANGE THROUGH EDUCATION
Student attrition numbers in remote areas in Morocco prevents social mobility. It is clear that relying on existing systems is counterproductive. Part of our vision is to unlock the potential of our remote communities in Morocco by backing the launch of a not-for-profit organization offering free online education while raising funds to provide students with connected personal devices. The long-term vision of the project is to partner with Moroccan authorities to obtain official recognition and accreditation of learning competencies.