Giving Tuesday 2020: How Conscious Coconut Gives Back Today & Everyday
Conscious Coconut is a social enterprise fueled by love. Giving back is embedded in every nook and cranny of our business, year round. We have committed to helping everyone along our journey including our farmers and factory workers overseas, adults with disabilities in Tampa Bay, and hungry kids nationwide. Read more about ways that we work with Fair Trade USA, the MacDonald Training Center, and Feeding America below.
At Conscious Coconut, we work directly with our farmers and suppliers, supporting fair trade practices overseas. We are certified through Fair Trade USA, ensuring safe working conditions and just compensation for farmers & factory workers. This ensures their basic necessities are met – including clean water, amenities, and access to education. We also stand strong against forced labor, child labor, and human rights abuse.
We support the Fair Trade Community Development Premium. On top of sales prices, farmers earn an additional premium of up to $90 per metric ton of coconuts sold. These funds are invested into much-needed community projects such as healthcare, education, agricultural training, and business development.
Conscious Coconut products are packaged at the MacDonald Training Center in Tampa. MTC employs 120 adults with mental & developmental disabilities, empowering their employees to lead the lives they choose. We are dedicated to giving everyone the opportunity to thrive and support themselves.
We are committed to raising awareness for childhood hunger in the states. For every product sold, we donate a meal to a child in need through Feeding America food banks. Since our launch at Wanderlust Chicago 5 years ago, we have fed over 500,000 kids through our one-to-one-platform. We couldn't do it without the love and support of our Coconut Family.