Building a bright future
Combatting climate change
Furthering Food Education
For six years, Nutiva partnered with Common Vision to bring an orchard to every public school in Richmond, California. This unprecedented, city-wide achievement that has brought fresh, healthy, school-grown fruit to 28 schools, impacting over 13,000 students — 79.5% of whom rely on free and reduced cost lunches.
In partnership with global non-profit The Grameen Foundation, we donated and helped to plant 100,000 coconut seedlings in the Philippines to revitalize crops and replace many trees that had been destroyed by typhoons. Today these seedlings have grown into productive, orgainc coconut trees that are improving livelihoods of our local small-holder farmer partners.
In late 2020, the Philippines were ravaged by three successive typhoons, destroying homes and plantations and leaving many smallholder farming communities at risk. As longstanding partners with these farming communities, Nutiva was able to act quickly providing labor to help clean up debris and donating lumber, roofing materials to rebuild homes and livelihoods quickly.
Transforming the food system one garden at a time, Planting Justice grows food, jobs, and community through urban permaculture and holistic re-entry opportunities for folks transitioning from prison. Nutiva supports their pursuit of food sovereignty, economic justice, and community healing—namely through their paid internships, compost production, and tree planting programs.
Nutiva has made its commitment to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion clear as a founding donor of J.E.D.I Collaborative. The company is propelled by its optimistic belief that a bright future for all is possible, but it stays grounded in the pragmatic stance that progress is a process that involves ongoing effort. Nutiva’s team brings its core value of tenacity, amongst others, to the JEDI table because they know that much work lays ahead both at the company and industry levels.
Our avocado oil isn’t just versatile in the kitchen—it’s also nurturing farming communities, sustainable livelihoods and soil regeneration. Our transparent supply network leads to Ethiopia, where we’ve partnered with over 35,000 small farmers to grow organic avocados regeneratively alongside coffee trees. We’re also working to build healthy communities by offering farmers tools and training to grow avocados as well as equity through their own businesses.