There's no better example of Frontier Co-op's commitment to fairness and sustainability than our Well Earth program. We started it in 2007 with a single supplier and now have Well Earth partners in 20 countries around the world. We have given back over $1,000,000 to our Well Earth growers and their communities since the program began.
Well Earth makes a difference in people's lives. We help groups of small farmers improve their livelihood with training, equipment and other support — and we improve our grower communities by providing basics like access to fresh water, medical care and educational opportunities.
This giving back is a big part of what makes Frontier Co-op special to our members and customers — and to those of us who work here.
What Well Earth does Well Earth supports farmers growing organic, sustainable and ethically sourced products with a dependable market for their crops, training, financial assistance and technical support. We also make financial contributions to their communities for social and environmental projects.
Frontier Co-op benefits from stable sources for some of the highest quality products in the marketplace.
We continue to work with existing programs, such as Fair Trade, that support sustainable and ethical sourcing, but we created Well Earth to address the full range of both our products and our social goals.
How Well Earth works Frontier Co-op uses an extensive questionnaire and on-site visits to screen potential suppliers for the Well Earth program. We thoroughly evaluate applicants in terms of product quality, operational sustainability, environmental practices and social responsibility. We accept into the program only those suppliers who are committed to growing quality botanicals with sound social and environmental practices.
Why choose Well Earth By bringing socially responsible products to the marketplace, Well Earth gives consumers the opportunity to use their purchases to influence the way the world does business.