The Australian-based producer and distributer of pure Sandalwood oil has joined the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), a non-profit association whose members work to regenerate nature and secure a better future for all people through ethical sourcing of ingredients from biodiversity.
“We are delighted to join UEBT as a member and are committed to a world in which all people and biodiversity thrive,” said Holly Birch, Managing Director, Santanol. “This membership is a key milestone for Santanol. It shows the ethical impact and biodiversity development we can achieve through growing sandalwood trees and producing our sandalwood oils in a sustainable manner.”
To be accepted as a member Santanol undertook the UEBT membership assessment demonstrating compliance with its entry indicators and adopting a 3-year work-plan to further improve the company’s ethical sourcing practices.
“Being a UEBT member, we are on a journey to advance practices that promote regeneration of nature and secure a better future for all people,” added Paul Moretta, Santanol’s Technical Director. “Through this collaboration, we are also targeting future certification of our plantations. UEBT membership is a tool which supports Santanol’s ambitions for sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity.”
Santanol’s commitments to environmental responsibility also earned it an EcoVadis Gold Medal in 2023.