Our Promise to the Environment
We strive to reduce greenhouse gases produced by business activities, and make every effort to reduce/recycle waste.
By making every effort to preserve the environment, we work to pass on a sustainable society to the next generation.
Rainforest Alliance Initiatives
Toyo Nut Co.,Ltd. buys macadamia nuts from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms to continue providing nuts, a bounty of nature and strives to create a sustainable society and protect the rich environment.
About Rainforest Alliance Certification
The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization established in 1987 to aim to create a better future for people and nature.
Farms that meet a rigorous standard for sustainable agriculture, such as protecting ecosystems and soils and improving the environment for workers, are awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification.
Products carrying the Rainforest Alliance seal means that they are sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
Environmental protection and worker support
When you choose Rainforest Alliance Certified products, you are supporting protecting nature and biodiversity, improving farm workers livelihoods, and promoting their human rights.
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Please also visit the Rainforest Alliance website for more information on Rainforest Alliance certification.
Efforts for sustainable palm oil
One of the methods of roasting (heating) nuts is to fry them in oil. TOYO NUT CO.,LTD uses palm oil, a vegetable oil obtained from oil palm fruits, as the frying oil.
Oil palm is cultivated on a large scale mainly in Indonesia and Malaysia, but due to the development of large-scale farms, there are problems such as environmental and ecosystem destruction due to logging of tropical forests and human rights violations of farm workers.
TOYO NUT CO.,LTD joined RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in February 2021 with the aim of promoting a sustainable society and we purchased a Book & Claim Certification Credit which is equivalent to the total amount of palm oil used.
RSPO Book and Claim Credits are purchased through the RSPO Palm Trace, a certified trading program that contributes to the production of more sustainable palm oil.
What is the RSPO?
RSPO is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 with the goal of promoting the production and use of sustainable palm oil.
RSPO members include palm oil producers and processors, manufacturers, retailers, environmental NGOs, and many other companies and organizations.
With the exception of some special-purpose papers, TOYO NUT CO.,LTD uses FSC® certified and PEFC-certified Copy & Multipurpose Paper for in-house use to prevent deforestation caused by illegal logging and contribute to sustainable forest management.
The company also contributes to the planting of more than 300 trees a year through its afforestation program.
What is FSC certification and PEFC certification?
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international forest management certification body, a non-profit organization founded in 1993.
PEFC（Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is an international forest management certification body, a non-profit organization founded in 1999.
Members of the FSC and PEFC include forestry cooperatives, timber companies, forestry managers, and environmental groups.
The certification system is designed to identify wood products that do not have a significant impact on the environment or society, and to prevent excessive or illegal logging, forced labor, and child labor.
The FSC certifies based on a single international standard, while PEFC is designed to certify national standards from different countries to each other.