Environmental protection and sustainable actions were already important to the company's founders Joseph Wilhelm and Jennifer Vermeulen when they established the company in 1974. The natural food manufacturer Rapunzel has always set its own ecological standards.
At the same time, we are certified according to the EMAS environmental management system, report in our Sustainability Report according to the international GRI standards (option "Core") and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations.
We know that we only have this one world. This means that we have the highest responsibility to manage our earth in such a way that it remains livable for future generations. On the way there, organic farming occupies the key position for us. After all, no other agricultural method provides humankind with a truly sustainable supply of food.
Organic farming and fair trade go HAND IN HAND at Rapunzel – this is also the name of our fair trade program of the same name. This program follows the basic conviction that ecological sustainability always needs economic and social sustainability as well. In addition to the program, we support eco-social projects in the global South with the HAND IN HAND donation to the RAPUNZEL One World Organic Foundation (previously HAND IN HAND fund).
In addition to organic and fair cultivation, Rapunzel is committed worldwide e.g. to organic seed breeding and a world without genetic engineering. With the One World Award, we honor initiatives and courageous people who make the world a little bit better, and with events and, in the future, our visitor center, we inspire people about organic food and a fair world. And thanks to our commitment with respect to packaging, energy supply and logistics, we do not consume more than is absolutely necessary.