In the supply chain, the supplier usually has the bargaining power. Due to the length of the supply chain, fairness is difficult to coordinate and guarantee. Producers are vulnerable players in this chain with weaker bargaining power and lower profit margins.

In our vision we indicate how fairness and transparency can be achieved along the supply chain:

  • Farmers and workers are paid fairly: value and power are distributed evenly throughout the system;
  • New business models and communication promote trust between all actors;
  • The environmental, social and health costs and benefits of farming are reflected in payments to farmers and in food costs, and external costs are taken into account.
We source our spices from importers who follow these rules as closely as we do – and back them up with their own processes and purchasing chain documentation. Furthermore, we consciously choose products that are manufactured as locally as possible – for example, the fresh annual harvest of lavender blossoms from the Côte d’Azure (FR) or the finely ground smoked paprika from the La Vera Valley (ES). This reduces transport routes and minimizes storage times. The result: a better product that was manufactured more fairly.
Our packaging is also made locally in Europe – the glasses are formed in a German glassworks and the corks come directly from Portugal.
For more information, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to give you detailed feedback to your questions.

Gipfelhirsch is careful to obtain the required raw materials from reputable dealers, who in turn are committed to sustainable sourcing.

In addition, we are active in communities that are also committed to fair trading and show this constantly. You can read more about this at Fair Trade Town. Our home, Uster, is a ‘Fair Trade Town’ and our office and manufacturing site, Wallisellen, is an active member of Fair Trade Town. That makes us proud!