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Innovation in sustainable wild sourcing helps Neal’s Yard Remedies win a Sustainable Business Award

April 2015 – The efforts of cosmetics manufacturer Neal’s Yard Remedies with the FairWild Standard have been recognised through the Guardian Sustainable Business awards. The company is the 2015 winner of the innovation award in the supply chain category.

The Guardian judges commented: “What stood out was the perseverance and long-term commitment … they are constantly innovating, including the pioneering use of groundbreaking standards.”

The company's experience with FairWild and other fair trade schemes has been profiled in the article "Fair Trading for the Future". The FairWild project with the Samburu tribe in Northern Kenya, focusing on the sustainable harvesting of Frankincense resin, was the first such initiative worldwide. The collection operation with which Neal's Yard Remedies partners has been FairWild-certified since 2013.

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19-20 April: Natural and Organic Products Europe, London

April 2015 - Visiting Natural and Organic Products Europe in London this week? We hope to see you there!

Please contact us to make an appointment to meet at the event, and do plan to attend the presentation by Organic Herb Trading Company, a registered FairWild trader.

FairWild: The future of sustainable herbal ingredients?
Matt Richards, Organic Herb Trading Company

15.30 pm, Sunday 19th April 2015

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17-18 April 2015: International Turkish Quality Symposium for Organic Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 

Join speakers from the FairWild Foundation at the International Turkish Quality Symposium for Organic Medicinal and Aromatic Plants!

From 17 to 18 April 2015 Izmir will host the two days congress, organized by ETO in collaboration with the German-Turkish Bilateral Project, the FairWild Foundation and EKOLOJI Fair Izmir. The event will highlight Turkey’s importance for the production of organic medicinal and aromatic plants for the international organic food and natural cosmetic markets.

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FairWild in the limelight at world’s largest organic trade fair

A FairWild side-event on Building sustainable sources of wild-collected raw materials: the FairWild approach proved popular © TRAFFIC

February 2015, Nuremberg, Germany—More than 44,000 trade visitors from 136 countries travelled to Nuremberg, where FairWild was one of more than 2,000 exhibitors presenting their sustainability products and services at Biofach, the annual get-together for the organic trade industry.

At the FairWild Foundation’s stand alongside the certification body, IMO SwissAG, Biofach participants learned all about the FairWild Standard, a best-practice framework for sustainable wild-collection and fair trade in wild plant ingredients.

A FairWild side-event on Building sustainable sources of wild-collected raw materials: the FairWild approach was well-attended, with more than 65 participants sharing ideas on wild-sourcing and implementation of the FairWild Standard on the ground.

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Join FairWild Foundation at BioFach 2015!

February 2015 - Are you attending BioFach 2015, in Nuremberg, Germany 11-14 February?Join us at the world's largest organic trade fair!

Find out more about the FairWild Standard and certification scheme at Hall 1-655 where FairWild Foundation is co-exhibiting with the Institute for Marketecology (IMOswissAG).

Please join us for a cup of herbal tea (or coffee)! Download our event flyer for more information.

Event: Building sustainable sources of wild- collected raw materials: the FairWild approach Thursday 12th Feb, 16:00 - 17:00 (Krakau, NCC East)

Demand for wild-collected raw materials increases, putting pressure on wild resources. Buyers need to secure access to ingredients. Putting in place sustainable collection systems is vital, but can be complicated in practice. Approaches need to focus on both the wild-resources and the communities that collect them.

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