Berg + Schmidt offers fairtrade shea butter

BergaCare SB Fair for Life made in accordance with IMO programme

Ingredients supplier Berg + Schmidt GmbH can now guarantee that its BergaCare SB Fair for Life brand shea butter is made in a socially responsible way. The company's sourcing of the west African product is now certified to the guidelines of the IMO Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade programme.

“A partnering relationship with customers and suppliers is a central element in our company philosophy. We take great care to see to it that the people who produce raw materials for us are treated fairly,” said Dirk Westphal, cosmetics division head at Berg + Schmidt. As such, it works only with Ghanaian company Shebu Industries, which has committed itself to making sure that people who work for it can make a sustained living from their efforts.

“Because fairly produced and traded shea butter is currently available only in limited quantities and from few suppliers, we have sought and obtained certification from the IMO programme Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade.”