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Camino

Sustainable food company.

Canadian producer of fair trade and organic certified food products, owned by the worker-owned La Siembra Co-operative. Established in 1999, La Siembra became the first registered importers of Fairtrade Certified cocoa and sugar in North America.


Mission Statement
# Values & Mission
## Vision

We envision a world where people collaboratively build vibrant local and global communities, fostering diverse and sustainable economies through equitable trade and environmental stewardship.

## Mission

We, the worker-owners of La Siembra Co-operative, are committed to a model of equitable trade rooted in co-operation and the social solidarity economy. We offer consumers high-quality ethical products through partnerships with producer co-operatives that foster sustainable livelihoods and community development. We believe in meaningful, dignified employment and are guided by the co-operative principles, by the fair trade principles, and by a respect for the environment.

## Environmental commitment

La Siembra Co-operative: A respect for the environment

- Our ingredients are organic, therefore, promoting biodiversity and preserving the land;
- Our chocolate bars are packaged in two different types of wrappers; the inner wrappers are made of wood pulp and are biodegradable/compostable, the outer wrappers are made of recyclable material and are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC);
- Our four hot chocolate labels are printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper that comes from mixed sources (recycled and managed forests);
- Our marketing materials and chocolate bar wrappers are printed with vegetable-based inks on acid-free paper;
- We source hemp/organic cotton T-shirts
- We use recycled products wherever possible, including recycled promotional materials, packaging and office supplies;
- We source materials from green-oriented businesses wherever possible;
- We employ the services of an environmentally-friendly green cleaning company;
- We are located in downtown Ottawa so as to make public and self-propelled transport an option for our employees;
- Through our sponsorship program, we support Canadian environmental organizations or initiatives; and,
- We are committed to shortening our supply chain where possible and making improvements that improve the eco-miles behind our products

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