Why Use Viva Tree
1. Trusted Supply Chains
At Viva Tree we care deeply about the provenance and integrity of the products our family’s use, so we assess the supply chain in depth. Human rights, child labour, environmental impacts and health and safety practices are just some of the ethical issues we look at before choosing a product and brand partner. Prior to products being listed they are assessed and given our seal of approval providing assurance that any products you buy from Viva Tree meet stringent internationally recognised standards.
The International Standards Organisation make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.
SA8000 - Measures the performance of companies in eight areas important to social accountability in the workplace: child labour, forced labour, health and safety, free association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and remuneration.
A highly successful, world-renowned standard that has been improving ethical practices right across supply chains for decades.
2. High Quality, Certified Products
Trust is essential in assessing the integrity of a product i.e. knowing what’s in and what’s not in a product, especially when a claim is made such as 100% organic. Therefore, wherever possible, we look for independently certified products, so you can trust the product from source to finished article.
The Soil Association is a registered charity created in 1946 to campaign for healthy and sustainable food, farming and land use. Overseeing sectors such as farming, food and drink, textiles, personal care and more, the Soil Association offers organic certification on a huge range of consumer and business products, now certifying over 70% of organic food in the UK.
In the USA, the FDA acknowledges that they do not regulate the term ‘organic’ within the cosmetic industry. To strengthen regulations surrounding packaging claims and ‘greenwashing’, COSMOS is a standardised certification that can be applied globally that also ensures increased transparency for consumers.
More information about COSMOS can be found here: https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/beauty-wellbeing/what-does-our-symbol-mean/
A Halal certified product is a product certified to be in compliance with a series of manufacturing standards specified according to the Islamic Law or ‘Shariah’. These standards regulate all the related aspects of the products, including its ingredients, feeds and slaughtering if animal-based material, manufacturing process, hygiene and safety requirements, packaging, labelling, and transportation, etc. Meticulous care must be taken during the certification process to exclude any ingredient that is not compliant to Islamic Law or has been contaminated by any incompliant material.
For the purpose of halal certification, JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) ascertains the halal status of the product at every stage and at every process involved by carrying out an official site inspection of the producer’s premises to examine on how the halal status of the raw material is maintained and monitored at all times.
For non-Malaysian companies, JAKIM requires a reputable and credible foreign halal certification body to perform the certification. In this instance the Taiwan Halal Integrity Development Association whose certificate is here: http://thida.org/index.php/international/jakim and may be cross referenced here: http://www.halal.gov.my/v4/index.php?data=bW9kdWxlcy9jZXJ0aWZ5X2JvZHk7Ozs7&utama=CB_LIST
Ecocert is one of the world’s most respected international certification bodies for organic products, conducting inspections in over 80 countries. It is an independent, accredited third party that inspects and certifies products according to regulations recognized by the international community that are applicable in the specific country.
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3. Simplicity – one brand per product
Many of us are finding the product selection process increasingly frustrating as the large online marketplaces subject us to a huge selection of brands and retailers. There can be very large variations in product quality, and information about retailers and their supply chain is sometimes non-existent. Viva Tree removes this headache for you having already assessed multiple brands of similar product type, compared and assessed their claims, and studied their ingredients or composition. From this we have selected only one brand per product type which ticks all the boxes and we believe you will love as much as we do.
4. Honest reviews
We take feedback seriously and welcome it. You will not find paid-for or fictitious customer reviews on our site – ever.
We are heavily customer focused taking a personal interest in the satisfaction of our customers and brand partners. As a friend and customer of Viva Tree, you are much more than just an order number.
Apart from having great products, we search for brands and people who also have great values and give back to communities or help the disadvantaged. Read more about the stories and programs of our partners by visiting Our Partners.
Have you found a great product that would benefit others? Contact Us and we will check it out.