18 Oct Himalaya – Unlocking The Wisdom Of Herbs
Family owned since 1930, The Himalaya Drug company legacy now spans over 85 years, stretching from one man, to his son, to his grandson. From our humble beginnings in India, our products are available in over 90 countries. Himalaya works one-on-one with farmers and through non-governmental organizations to help bring more impoverished farming communities a link to the marketplace. Through fair trade cooperative agreements, our goal is to help economically empower small and marginal farmers so they can further their livelihood. Himalaya’s fair trade practices assure farmers earn a minimum of 15-20% higher than the actual cost of cultivation. In addition to favourable wages, other benefits to the farmers include a guaranteed market for their crops, an assured price and income, and the costs for their required certifications, packaging, and transportation.
Himalaya is a proud supporter of Vitamin Angels, a worldwide non-profit organization helping to save the lives and eyesight of nutrient deficient children. Vitamin Angels reduce child mortality by connecting infants and children under five with vital nutrients. Vitamin Angels give children a chance for a brighter future, and Himalaya is proud to be an ongoing supporter of their work.
Himalaya has been planting trees in the Western Ghats of India since 2011. The Western Ghats identified as a biodiversity hotspot by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. To date, we have planted 580,000 trees, covering 900 acres in partnership with a local non-government organization, the Society for Environment and Biodiversity Conservation. Himalaya supports the planting of a mix of fruit, fodder, endemic, medicinal and other trees that support the local ecology and biodiversity.
Some of the medicinal trees planted include Ashwagandha, Arjuna, Amla, and Chebulic Myrobalan. The program also supports the planting of fruit trees such as mango, papaya, banana and cashew nut, which generate income to local farmers in the program and serve as supplementary nutrition. In addition, we have also planted Indian Abutilon, a native plant that is critically endangered.
Himalaya has taken several steps to conserve water, power and reduce pollution to meet National Quality Assurance (NQA) guidelines. The most significant achievement has been setting up a water treatment plant and sourcing water with low Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) externally reducing Himalaya’s water consumption by as much as 10,000 litres a day and awarded ISO-14001:2004 certification, the most recognized standard globally, for environmental management. The certification is granted by National Quality Assurance (NQA), the UK’s largest established certification body.
Himalaya is a proud Autism Approved® sponsor of the Autism Hope Alliance. Himalaya’s continued charitable donation helps support families facing an autism diagnosis. The Autism Hope Alliance embodies hope for families through education, financial support, and volunteerism. They are also the first non-profit foundation for Autism to emerge from the natural foods industry.
Commitment to the global community is one of Himalaya’s core values. When you choose to trust us, you’re not only investing in your own wellness but in the wellness of all things.