How We Work
There is a reason why we have such a passion about what we do. The products we ship are the same fruits and vegetables we feed our own families, so there is a personal commitment behind every business decision we make.
Our standards are high – and we never stop improving because our families wouldn’t stand for it.
To be a Divine Flavor grower, you must share our:
- Passion for ensuring the safety and flavor of our fresh fruits and vegetables – every bite, every time.
- Respect for the land by using sustainable farming practices, including greenhouses.
- Commitment to the safety, health, and well-being of our workers.
But you don’t have to take our word for it…here are just a few of the certifications held by Divine Flavor Growers.
Social Responsibility Certifications
Fairtrade is a product certification system which certifies in a strict manner the areas of trade, social and eco-friendly harvesting. All of this according to the Fairtrade Criteria for producers and the buying and selling according to the Fairtrade Trade Criteria. Fairtrade is an effective tool to combat poverty and a trusted ally for producers, companies and international organizations, focusing on a fair and stable prices system for the products, long-term business relationships and social development of workers protecting their basic rights of health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining agreements, the prohibition of child labor, slavery and discrimination.
Fair Trade is a social and environmental certification with a focus on the U.S. market. Products bearing this logo come from farmers and workers who are fairly compensated. Fair Trade helps farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. Through Fair Trade USA disadvantaged communities are taught on how to use the free market to their own advantage. With Fair Trade USA, the money spent on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community’s day-to-day life
The “Child Labor Free Agricultural Company” distinctive aims to promote the adoption of best labor practices in agricultural companies of the country and avoid in a systematic and permanent way the use of child labor in the farms and/or internal processes such as production, distribution, marketing and service. This distinctive is a management and organizational model that allows agricultural companies that hire farm workers the following:
- Establish measures to prevent the recruitment of child labor in their areas and processes.
- Have rules, guidelines and criteria for the implementation of actions in favor of the workers and their families.
- Show compliance with laws, rules, regulations, national and international agreements, quality and social responsibility standards in force.
Organic / Environmental Certifications
Organic agriculture is a system that protects natural resources such as soil, water and air, through farming methods that are consistent with the environment, without the use of organic- synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers. This results in healthier fruits for consumers. The accreditation granted certifies fruit production under strict organic standards of the NOP / USDA. Similarly, our products are regulated under the provisions of “Regulation EC 889/2008″ of the European Union as well as JAS for Japan.
The compost we make and that we use for your organic production is OMRI Certified. The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI Listed® products are allowed for use in certified organic operations under the USDA National Organic Program.
We are one of the first agricultural companies to obtain Environmental Quality Certificate granted by mexican government thru Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (PROFEPA). This program aims that the industrial and non-industrial organizations comply with environmental legislation in Mexico. This legislation covers: – Good use of Naure Resources * Soil & subsoil * Water * Air – Waste Management – Emergency Procedures – Environmental Impact Analysis
It is a joint initiative between the U.S. government and the private sector which aims to build cooperative relationships that strengthen the security of the entire supply chain and border security. http://www.cbp.gov