“ We are an enterprise whose value chain is designed and operated with a deep sense of commitment to a triple-bottom-line: social, environmental, and economic value creation. We love doing it the hard way to ensure that we have the best food product for you that is ‘fair’ and committed to the ecological cycle, and socio-economic mobilization for the farmers that grow it for you. – Team HEBON
Much of the jackfruit which is grown more as a backyard food in rural Indian households has been subject to a lot of waste. Artocarpus Foods Pvt. Ltd. (brand name HEBON) is guided by the values of ‘fair trade’ and bridges the lack of an organized system for collection. Its sourcing policy has a strong social commitment in providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to tribal and rural farming communities by creating a platform for them to socio-economically mobilize themselves through collectively sourcing jackfruit to the company at fair price.
The enterprise has implemented waste management processes to maximize optimum value creation from this magic fruit which is purely organic and rich in nutrients valued by both vegan and non-vegan consumers world-wide. After peeling, washing and processing of the pulp for creating highly value added nutritious products of jackfruit; the fruit waste is subject to Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for generating biogas for our boilers. The residue of this process is rich manure that is given back to the farmers for fertilizing their farming land and grow jackfruit to continuously replace the fruit that is being consumed, thereby completing the ecological cycle for the food ecosystem and making this company a zero waste company.
By taking up the responsibility on the enterprise for not just creating aspirational jackfruit food products for you, but for following safe, eco-friendly, international standards, and for creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for the rural and tribal farmers, the enterprise wants to set itself as an example in the global food industry.