Future Policy Award 2018 crowns best policies on agroecology and sustainable food systems
The “100% organic state” Sikkim in India wins Gold. Policies from Brazil, Denmark and Ecuador honoured with Silver Awards
Hamburg/Rome, 12 October 2018 – The world’s best laws and policies promoting agroecology are awarded the Future Policy Award (FPA) 2018. The “100% organic state” Sikkim, in India, is this year’s winner of the “Oscar for best policies”, beating 51 nominated policies from 25 countries. Policies from Brazil, Denmark and Quito (Ecuador) take home Silver Awards. This year’s award is co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Future Council (WFC) and IFOAM – Organics International.
7 September 2018
Festive opening of new warehouse DO-IT
Friday the 7th of September the opening of the new warehouse of DO-IT in Barneveld took place. A festive milestone, which we celebrated with our employees and a glass of organic prosecco. This new warehouse is part of the original building and brings the storage capacity from 13.000 to 21.000 square meters. Next to more storage for our own products, this bigger warehouse provides other companies the possibility of temporary storage.
The racks places in the new warehouse are reused and all lightning is substituted by led-lightning. In doing this, the facilities of the warehouse conform to the initiatives already taken to make the office and its surroundings more sustainable.
Do you want to know more about these initiatives? The next couple of months DO-IT will share more of their initiatives for making a greener workplace.
13 July 2018
DO-IT participates in the Agro Ecology Award from the World Future Council, now nominations are set. 20.000 Experts and 51 policies from 25 countries are evaluated.
20 July 2017
DO-IT offers organic Pea Protein powder 80%.
Our pea protein powder is produced in a natural way by soaking, breaking the peas and separating the protein with centrifuge.
The protein has a high profile of essential and branched chain amino acids and is easy digestible.
It has a natural flavour and is easy to use as a dairy alternative in cheese and yoghurt or in bakery products or smoothies.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Lactose, gluten and soy free.
Product code 20330.
For more information: Dexter@organic.nl
Triodos Organic Growth Fund takes stake in DO-IT: a Dutch key player in the international organic market
Zeist, 22 September 2016 – Triodos Organic Growth Fund has taken a minority stake in DO-IT, a leading company that buys organic products from farmers – predominantly in developing countries – and sells them throughout Europe. The long-term investment from Triodos Organic Growth Fund supports DO-IT in its ambition to considerably increase the offering in organic products and improve the position of local farmers.
DO-IT was founded in 1991 by Poppe Braam, driven by a strong commitment to stimulate organic farming and build up sustainable trade relations with farmers in developing countries and buyers in Europe. The company built up relationships with 170 suppliers in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, from which DO-IT buys over 850 products; from nuts, quinoa, dried fruit and sugar to rice and olive oil. The company works very closely with local farmers and cooperatives and shares knowledge about organic farming practices. DO-IT has also launched two consumer brands – La BIO IDEA and Amaizin – which are available in European health-food stores.
Riëlla Hollander, Fund Manager Triodos Organic Growth Fund: ‘DO-IT is a great addition to our portfolio. It is the first Dutch company in the portfolio of Triodos Organic Growth Fund and is also a world-class player because of its close cooperation with local producers from all over the world. Triodos Organic Growth Fund invests in sustainable companies across the entire value chain and with our investment in DO-IT we have added a company that is active at the very beginning of this chain. DO-IT wants to further grow the offering in organic products and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise to realise this ambition.’
Poppe Braam, majority shareholder and CEO of DO-IT: ‘An increasing number of consumers make a conscious choice for organic products. To meet this increasing demand it is essential to increase organic cultivation, also in developing countries. Thanks to the long-term relationships we have built with farmers and producers in the past years we are in the position to contribute to this increase, and put the interests of the farmers first. In Triodos Organic Growth Fund we have found an investor who shares this vision and commits itself for the long-term to help us realise our growth and other ambitions.’
About Triodos Organic Growth Fund and Triodos Investment Management
Triodos Organic Growth Fund was launched in January 2014 as a long-term ‘evergreen’ fund that invests in equity in leading, non-listed companies in the organic food and sustainable consumer products in Europe, with a focus on organic food, sustainable
clothing and textiles, and personal care. The fund started with EUR 25.3 million, capital provided by private and institutional investors. The fund’s ambition is to reach a size of EUR 150 million in the long term. In addition to DO-IT, Triodos Organic Growth Fund has equity stakes in Aarstiderne and Naturfrisk in Denmark, Triaz Group in Germany and Naty in Sweden.
Triodos Organic Growth Fund is managed by Triodos Investment Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank NV, one of the world’s most sustainable banks. Triodos Investment Management is a specialist in developing and managing sustainable investment funds.
DO-IT is a globally active company with import and export of 100% organic food ingredients and consumer goods. By doing so, the company wants to contribute to a sustainable world and safeguard the planet for future generations. In over 25 years,
DO-IT has built relationships with both producers and buyers through a transparent and traceable chain. The company has a holistic approach, resulting in organic products and a healthy biodiversity as well as sound social and economic conditions for farmers.
For more information:
Triodos Investment Management, Sandra Bergsteijn
Telephone: 0031 (0)30 694 2422 / mobile: 0031 (0)6 2189 6433