- Posted October 12, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Are you a slavery-free consumer?
Utama Spice Slavery Free Products
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
Utama Spice as a company believes it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of all other companies to insure that all of the materials that are used in their manufacturing process and services are made and traded slavery free.
We feel as a manufacture and distributor of products to end users we are obligated to our customers and humanity as a whole to do the investigative work to insure that all the materials that we use are made with faire trade principles in mind so our customers do not have to do the digging.
To insure this Utama Spice works with a large number of small farmers and local manufacturers to source our materials. This not only helps to insure that the materials are made slavery free but also allows us to support families and their micro businesses.
At times this does come at a cost to both companies and consumers and can require a considerable amount of resources to coordinate and control, however the cost of not doing this is considerably higher then the cost of doing it.
We feel the time has come for companies in all industries to start giving back rather then simply taking, and recognize and consider the cost of their business on the people and the environment around them rather then simply recognizing and considering the costs that show up on their balance sheets.
Utama Spice is taking a stand and hopes others will to.
For People, For Earth, For Us.