Our mission

…is to create a sustainable food value chain  by improving the livelihoods of, and empowering smallholder farmers through education and the implementation of regenerative agricultural practices, a fair living-wage and the restoration of key natural resources.

Our commitment to operating with respect for human rights and the environment is reflected in all aspects of RWK’s business operations. In 2020, Rhumveld launched its ambitious “Future-Fit Goals”, which are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, and have been established to achieve long-term economic, social & environmental value creation for all stakeholders.

Rhumveld’s adherence to United Nations Global Compact

Rhumveld reinforces its sustainable commitment by adhering to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) as a signatory partner.

Launched in 2000, the UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 21.000 affiliated organizations. Adhering to the UNGC implies that Rhumveld is committed to aligning its operations with the ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption. Rhumveld is also committed to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined and promoted by United Nations.

Alongside thousands of companies, Rhumveld is committed to taking responsible business and corporate actions to advance towards a fair, prosperous, equitable and inclusive model of progress and global sustainability.


Environmental impact

We have established viable targets to optimize the environmental performance of our organisation’s services and activities. In 2020, Rhumveld compensated 15% of CO2 by setting-up reforestation projects in subtropical areas, in a partnership with the Green Branch. Another significant development is the commitment to further decreasing our carbon emissions and becoming Net-Zero in 2022.

Sustainable Sourcing

Our procurement processes are aimed at ensuring a stable, sustainable supply of high-quality products for our customers. Together with EcoVadis we measure the sustainable practices of our suppliers against international standards. This helps us track and improve suppliers’ environmental, social and ethical performance. Visit the Ecovadis website and join!

Social Impact

In co-operation with the Trivium Foundation (www.triviumfoundation.org), Rhumveld’s Corporate Charity Foundation, we implement sustainable development programs with the aim to improve livelihoods of the impoverished communities across our supply chains. These large-scale programs focus primarily on education, healthcare and training of farmers. We host charity events throughout the year to raise funds for these projects, if you’d like to donate, become a sponsor or get involved, we’d love to hear from you.

Regenerative agriculture

We help suppliers and farmers to develop more sustainable farming practices. A good example is our quinoa project in Bolivia, where we support the smallholder farmers implement regenerative agricultural practices to improve yields, productivity and quality. Growth in those farmers’ incomes is fundamental to economic and social development, to the farmers’ ability to reinvest in their farms and to the sustainable long-term supply of quinoa.

Sustainable consumption

To mitigate negative human-induced impact on the planet, consumption patterns need to be changed urgently. We are participating in several industry initiatives and working groups to discuss ways to accelerate the transition towards organic and sustainable production and consumption. We are using our expertise to encourage sustainable consumption among our customers through fostering transparency, knowledge exchange and collaboration along product value chains.

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