At SupHerb Farms, people are our greatest asset. We recognize our responsibility to promote the health and welfare of our employees. In doing this, we strive to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. SupHerb Farms provides a supportive atmosphere where our team members feel challenged, rewarded and prepared for future opportunities. This is our culture and expressed as one of our core values: “Powered by many, acting as one.”
In support of our integrity, SupHerb Farms is audited by SEDEX SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit), which ensures that we, and our suppliers, adhere to international standards for labor, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
In support of our values, SupHerb Farms provides competitive wages, along with medical and dental benefits to all full-time and seasonal team members. Lifelong learning is encouraged by offering on-site training and a Tuition Reimbursement Program.
SupHerb Farms incorporates agricultural practices that help minimize the need for herbicides and pesticides. However, when required, they are applied in accordance with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies, California and Federal regulations.
We are committed to sustainable farming practices that promote soil health, maximize irrigation efficiency and biodiversity. Furthermore, we continue to reduce our environmental footprint by using our natural resources responsibly through minimizing waste and reducing our water and energy consumption wherever possible. We strive to be good stewards to the environment and our natural resources through good agricultural practices that utilize regenerative agricultural practices and the promotion of biodiversity.
To accomplish this, SupHerb Farms works with local family farms with acreage close to our plant facility in Turlock, California. A large percentage of our crops are grown within 50 miles of our production facility, helping to reduce greenhouse gases and maintain fresh raw materials prior to processing. In addition, we minimize our environmental impact by utilizing drip irrigation where possible; drip irrigation allows us to place crop water and nutrients into the crop root zone, maximizing utilization and reducing waste. We also employ soil sensors that provide hourly measurements of the available water in the crop root zone. We analyze the plants for the accurate amount of fertilizer components and adjust applications to meet crop requirements thereby reducing fertilizer waste. These activities lessen our impact on the environment and control crop costs.
SupHerb Farms is committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship. We strive to reduce our environmental impact by using sustainable materials, implementing energy efficient processes and minimizing waste. These initiatives are carried out into our manufacturing facility by recycling green waste as permitted.
We monitor water and energy usage, and plan for annual reductions per finished goods pounds produced. To date, we have engineered a reduction of kWh usage by 36 percent over the past five years and reduced water usage in our processing facilities by 42 percent in the past five years along with recycling 4.7 million gallons of water from 2022 to first quarter 2023 with the addition of new equipment. SupHerb Farms continues to invest in proven energy conservation methods, equipment and processes.
For over 30 years, SupHerb Farms has continued to offer high quality, safe, non-GMO, natural food products. We utilize a “positive release” program to ensure that all our products are safe for to use in your applications. Furthermore, SupHerb Farms products are fully traceable from the field to your warehouse. All products are tested for quality assurance and COAs (Certificates of Analysis) can be provided upon request.
Our Supply Partners
SupHerb Farms has worked with the same supply partners for many years and regularly conducts physical audits of their facilities to assess their good manufacturing practices (GMP) and food safety & quality programs along with their adherence to SupHerb Farms business standards. We also monitor our partners’ adherence to the SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) requirements and with all the applicable laws of their countries that relate to employment, discrimination, health and safety, food safety and the environment.