Sustainability

ENVIRONMENTAL

Harris Spice is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices.

Every year, we track our environmental footprint by tracking waste generation, recycling, energy usage, and solar power. Both our Anaheim, California and Vietnam spice processing facilities have transitioned to solar power, providing 100% renewable energy.

Our Anaheim, California spice processing facility utilizes solar power with over 35% of our power needs met using solar energy. In 2020, over 85 mT of greenhouse gas emissions were avoided due to solar energy. In addition, our facility has a number of energy saving upgrades such as motion sensor lights.

In our Binh Duong, Vietnam spice processing facility, we recently installed solar power in December 2020. This investment has already resulted in 331, 225 kilowatt hours of solar energy, thereby avoiding 208 mT of greenhouse gas emissions.

SOLAR ENERGY GENERATED

KWh

With 160,000 sq. ft. under solar panels, Harris Freeman annually reduces CO2 emissions as much as:

1,764

Barrels of
Oil

814,722

Pounds of Coal

85,350

Gallons of Gasoline

SUSTAINABLE FARMING

We provide farmers with programs on productive farming techniques that support biodiversity and safe environment farming practices. This is achieved through methods that improve the quality and consistency of crops, while achieving higher yield and increased return on investments.  Our non-profit organization, the Harris Freeman Foundation, is dedicated to supporting origin farming and educating agricultural communities from where we source our teas and herbs.  Learn more about the Harris Freeman Foundation.

BACKWARD INTEGRATION

Simple techniques such as hygienic and clean practices, limiting the use of pesticides, and improving water retention are just some of our initiatives to sustainable farming. Through our Backward Integration Farming Program (BIFP), we work directly with farmers to develop and implement scientific and sanitary agricultural practices, processing methods, and storage techniques.

Our field representatives work with farmers to encourage the application of organic soil inputs to increase soil fertility and improve water retention. We educate farmers about hygienic drying and grading of harvested products. We have also set up approved collection centers to ensure that we are able to screen and select raw materials that match international customer specifications. The result is increased value of crop yields while ensuring sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices.