Learn more about the Santos Organics Care Check!
At Santos Organics we take pride in only sourcing the best organic food and natural lifestyle products. Every single product we stock goes through our Santos Organics Care Check, so you can rest assured that if you shop with us, you’re shopping consciously.
Read on to learn more about our ethical procurement process, which consists of the following 5 core pillars...
Social Impact Alignment
It's a priority for us to ensure we only partner with businesses and organisations that share our values and aspiration to be a catalyst for a better tomorrow. We love to partner with suppliers and organisations that also choose to invest a part of their profits to support Mother Earth in any of the many ways possible.
We prioritise localisation and the cultivation of a circular economy. Wherever possible we choose local food and products, so that food miles are kept as low as possible. We also love supporting all the amazing innovative growers and producers in our beautiful Northern Rivers region.
We partner with farmers who adopt organic, biodynamic, regenerative, syntropic, and other sustainable farming practices. We do not irradiate food or buy food containing irradiated ingredients and we do not stock chocolate or coffee that does not display a Fair Trade logo unless it is Certified Organic or is Australian grown / deemed to be from fair trade by another third party certifier. Click here to learn more about the importance we place on organic and alternative farming practices.
We reduce waste by choosing environmentally friendly packaging and ask our suppliers to do the same. We prioritise products with minimal packaging, with a preference for food wrapped in biodegradable or compostable packaging, rather than snack or convenience size products. We also only use compostable and biodegradable delivery boxes, tape, and box filler for our online shop delivery box packaging.
We only procure products that support the health of our community and Mother Earth. We only stock Australian grown organically certified fresh produce. We are proudly Accredited by Palm Oil Investigations, meaning we do not stock any products containing unsustainable or untraceable palm oil and/or palm oil derivatives. We also do not stock any cosmetics or other personal care products that have been tested on animals.