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Together for the communities & the planet

Sustainability is an important part of our DNA. Every day we work together with our partners to become a little bit better. We rely on fair partnerships, sustainable production methods and social commitment - in the countries of origin as well as in Hamburg. Our commitment to our planet and its inhabitants drives us and accompanies us every step of the way, every product we develop and every cooperation we enter into.

Our Partners

WeForest
ülasticbank
jalinga
Die Arche
Independent Brands

Together with WeForest, we have set ourselves the goal of combating the climate crisis by protecting, maintaining and reforesting forests. The joint plan is to renature degraded forest areas in cooperation with the local population in a sustainable, fair and transparent manner and to protect them in the long term. Together we plant and care for 2,000 trees every year. Currently, in cooperation with WeForest, we support the reforestation of Brazil's Atlantic Forest in the state of São Paulo. WeForest is planting trees here in order to reunite the individual green fragments into a whole - thus creating new habitat for all highly endangered species.
You can find our WeForest certification here.
 www.weforest.org

Independent Brands

Whenever possible, we avoid using plastic in the production of our products. But we want to do more than that: Together with our partner Plastic Bank, we collect 25 tons of plastic from nature every year - plastic that can no longer end up in the oceans. How? Together with Plastic Bank we make plastic so valuable that it is no longer worth throwing it away: The social enterprise Plastic Bank pays the population in developing and emerging countries money for their collected plastic waste, which is above the usual market value. The Plastic Bank recycles the reusable material in a recycling plant and resells it as "Social Plastic".
You can find our plasticbank certification here.
www.plasticbank.de

Independent Brands

A part of our turnover goes to the Jalinga Tea Estate in Assam. The CO2 neutral Fairtrade plantation works with various charity projects to improve the living standards of the tea farmers and their families.
www.jalingatea.com

Independent Brands

In Hamburg, we are committed to the Arche, a charity that supports socially disadvantaged children in the Hanseatic city with two children's and youth centers, by making regular donations in kind and by using our working hours to help them.
www.kinderprojekt-arche.de

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LIFEBRANDS is climate neutral!

Our LIFEBRANDS location in Hamburg Ottensen has been climate neutral since 2021. This means: Together with our partner ClimatePartner, we have recorded the CO2 emissions of our company and created the Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF): From heating and energy to employee travel, business trips and office supplies....

Wherever possible, we avoid and reduce these CO2 emissions. We regularly update our CCF and thus have an overview of the success of our measures. In addition to avoiding and reducing greenhouse gases, offsetting is an important step in holistic climate protection. Investing in projects also promotes sustainable development in the countries of the global South so that progress does not have to be based solely on fossil fuels. We offset all unavoidable CO2 emissions by supporting a climate protection project in India that promotes clean drinking water locally.

Clean drinking water, Odisha, India
In India, more than two million children die of cholera or typhoid every year. Such diseases spread primarily through drinking water. But only 32 percent of households in India have access to drinking water. Many make do by boiling the water over an open fire. The resulting smoke in turn causes diseases, CO2 emissions and, depending on the region, ever larger areas are being deforested. By treating water chemically (for example with chlorine) or mechanically (with water filters) or by making groundwater from wells accessible, these CO2 emissions can be saved.


Our Certifications

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LIFEBRANDS is climate neutral! All emissions of our company have been recorded by our partner ClimatePartner and offset via recognized climate protection projects. We also strive for activities that will further reduce our carbon footprint in the future.

You can find out more about our initiative here. You can view the confirmation of the climate neutrality of our site here.

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IFS Broker or International Featured Standard Broker offers a standardized procedure for certification of quality management of trading companies. This procedure makes it possible to guarantee the quality of food, the health of consumers and the quality level of suppliers within the food trade.

Here you can find our current IFS certificate

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We strive for UTZ certified products. UTZ-Certified is a sustainability program for coffee, cocoa, tea and hazelnut that enables farmers to increase their productivity, product quality and efficiency while respecting people and the environment.
You can find our UTZ certification here:

www.utz.org

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Whenever possible, we choose Rainforest Alliance certified products. The Rainforest Alliance is committed to a more sustainable world on a social and market economy level, to protect nature and improve the lives of agricultural and forestry producers. You can find our Rainforest Alliance certification here.
www.rainforest-alliance.org

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We strive for organic certified raw materials, because organic farming offers comprehensive solutions to numerous challenges facing mankind. It is the clearest option for truly sustainable agriculture and food production. You can find our organic certification here.

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Vegan labeled products are a simple and safe orientation aid for consumers. We create transparency and clarity for our customers with the labeling.

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UNITED NATIONS Sustainability Goals

As a sustainable company, we support the 17 Sustainability Development Goals of the United Nations. Through consistent, close cooperation with our partners at the source, cooperation with NGOs and our conscious choice of certified raw materials and packaging materials, we make a small contribution every day - step by step - to the protection of our planet and its inhabitants. We work to ensure that future generations can still follow our credo of "Responsible Enjoyment".

17 Sustainability Goals of the United Nations

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