Just like you, McCormick Flavor Solutions is committed to doing what’s right for people, communities where we live, work, and source, and the planet we all share. Protecting ecosystems and biodiversity is a key outcome of the regenerative production systems pillar of McCormick’s Grown for Good Framework, and the focus of the Sustainable Vanilla for People and Nature (SVPN) activities in Madagascar. The projects are co-funded partnerships between USAID and McCormick, in which we work with local partners to create sustainably certified vanilla that is environmentally friendly.
We understand that in many cases farmer livelihoods and threats to biodiversity are intrinsically linked – to provide for their families, farmers may clear land or use other practices that damage ecosystems. The programs therefore take a holistic approach to incentivize sustainable sourcing practices by improving the resilience of farmers and their families while promoting sustainability standards that respect biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and sustainable cooperative governance.
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