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The Sustainable Spices Initiative

The Sustainable Spices Initiative



The Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI) brings together leading multinational companies and NGOs with the aim of sustainably transforming the mainstream spices sector, thereby securing future sourcing and boosting economic growth in producing countries.


SSI is a sector-wide consortium, founded by four prominent players in the Dutch spices market – Euroma, Intertaste, Verstegen and Unispices. IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative established this platform to include organizations such as McCormick, Unilever, Olam, Nedspice, Cassia Co-op, ITC India and many more valuable partners.


Together with civil society organizations (CSOs) such as the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Cordaid and Both Ends, these companies have made a committment to sourcing their products sustainably and to making a positive impact on their value chains.


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