Jennifer Boggiss, Heilala Vanilla CEO, among the vanilla vines.

Tauranga-based Heilala Vanilla has continued to demonstrate its purpose-led mission by becoming the latest Kiwi company to be recognised with B Corp Certification.

Heilala is the first vanilla company in the world to receive this certification, demonstrating its commitment to making the world a better place. Heilala’s bean to bottle philosophy continues to resonate with conscious consumers as they are involved in every process of its production – from planting, growing and harvesting to processing and marketing.

“Heilala was founded on the principle of giving back to the community, making B Corp certification a natural progression for us,” says Jennifer Boggiss, Heilala Vanilla CEO. “We are immensely proud to have achieved this certification, however, we see this as the beginning of our journey to achieving our goals across our team, our Tongan community and the environment.”

B Corp is a global movement of companies that have made it their mission to do business responsibly, balancing the interest of people, profit and purpose. It ensures all company decisions create a positive impact on its teams, clients, suppliers, community and the environment.

The company’s premium vanilla range, which includes pure vanilla extract and pure vanilla bean paste already had in place several measures required for B Corp certification such as independent governance, a shareholder’s agreement that is aligned around purpose, a unique zero-waste process that has recently been registered as a patent, living wage employer with a very diverse team, and impact projects in Tonga spanning over the last decade.

For more information or to order Heilala Vanilla, contact your Selling Solutions representative. Ph 0800 735 542 or email info@sellingsolutions.co.nz

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