What Himapan offers

The fruits of our labour

Our Standards lay ground for the premium quality of our coconut oil and continuosly raise the bar for improving our social and ecological impact. Standards represent the backbone of our company, precisely defining when something is done, how workflows are controlled, what to document and when reevaluation is carried out. This page shows some of the results.

Pledge

Pure, virgin coconut oil

Pure coconut oil, nothing else. no pesticides, no additives , no heat.

Organic

Certified organic farming, License No. AT-BIO-401

Restoring wilderness

Areas under our care have a content of 15-20% wilderness on the farmland itself. For cooperating farmers we are aiming for an agreement that guarantees 5-10%.

Wildlife monitoring

Wildlife sightings on the land are documented as well as possible over the course of time in order to learn more about Himapans impact on nature. Nevertheless, we don’t have the budget for an expensive team of professionals which would be necessary for scientic grade diversity census with evaluation.

Furthermore, we share our sightings with the citizen science community on iNaturalist. Feel free to have a look there.

Only best nuts

For our coconut oil, only the best nuts are used:

  • Handsorted
  • Processing of fresh nuts within 48 hours.
No pesticides

Our oil is tested free of pesticides.

Vegan

Our products and production line is vegan:

  • Including picking and processing the nuts. Also, no animals are forced to labour for us.
  • Of course, we make sure that our company matches highest hygienic standards. Therefore, pest monitoring is mandatory, also by national law and provides protection from diseases and biohazards. These standards include various unavoidable insects traps. Where possible we avoided killing traps and replaced them with live traps. If you have further question concerning that, please contact us.
  • Packaging, including the glue for the labels is animal-free.
No Chemicals in our company

No chemicals are used in our company. In the food processing area, desinfectants based on alcohol are used. We keep our company clean with vinegar and natural cleaning products made of recycled plant oils.

Green Facility

Himapan is located in a passive house powered with green energy. Also, our site in austria features 10% wilderness on company ground as well.

100% recycled paper

We prefer paperless but if we have to, we buy only recycled paper including product labels, paper sheets, kitchen paper, even for papers the bathroom.

Fair salary distribution

Workers or executives can not earn more than double the net salary of the smallest entry salary per year.

Contribution to local economy

Instead of doing contract production exploiting poverty and low social standards in eastern europe, we do it locally in Vienna.

Better packaging

The jars for our coconut oil are not imported with low costs from countries where human rights and environment are neglected, but are quality made in Bavaria:

  • No plastic used, only natural rubber made of renewable resources.
  • Halve the amount of metal in our jars, only 25% in the large ones. How helps that? In most cases Metals come from mines with dangerous working conditions caused by aged equipment to save profit. These mines have a huge environmental impact. For more information just search for “2015 iron mine accident in Brazil” where nearly the complete ecosystem of Brazils fifth biggest river has been annihilated and dozens of people have been killed. Also, the large sums of money generated in these mines flow to shady business organisations with tight political connections.
Earnestness

We respect the free will of customers and suppliers. For example, no manipulation with prices that suggest the product to be cheaper than it is, for example 9,90 instead of 10. If the customer is looking for something we can not offer, we inform and also recommend competitors.

Accessibility

We improved our accessibility and are especially prepared for deaf and blind customers.

Less plastics

When shipping products, we eliminated plastics nearly completely. Fillers are made of renewable natural ressources and the tape is made of paper.

Contributing to civil society

We support Foodcoops und exchange communities.

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