Sustainable development goals

As we aspire to be both sustainable and profitable, we have not found many trade-offs. In fact, we have found more opportunities through our commitment to responsible business practices.

In 2015, United Nations Member States unanimously agreed to achieve 17 goals by 2030. Vetiver Solutions addresses six of these goals. Learn more about the goal and how we’re working to reach these goals. 

Our work in rural Haiti addresses soil erosion, deforestation, malnutrition, and infrastructure, because these are underlying causes of extreme poverty.

In collaboration with the Farmers’ Association of Moreau, we invest in farmer-led initiatives to plant vetiver and to grow beekeeping operations in the community. Together, we can create a more sustainable, poverty-free future. 

For more information, view UN Sustainable Development Goal 1.

Many Haitians have difficulty accessing nutritional food year-round. This has led to chronic malnutrition and health issues throughout the country. 

Rural farmers are most impacted by these problems. They rely on their own crops for food, are forced to travel far for medical care, and do not have consistent access to drinking water. 

By investing in sustainable farming practices, we are ensuring that current and future farmers in rural Haiti can feed their families, without fear of declining soil health or small harvests.

For more information, view UN Sustainable Development Goal 1.

Our mission is to grow a poverty-free Haiti, starting at the root. 

To do this, we have built our business around collaborating with our partners such as, the Farmers’ Association of Moreau and MIJABA. Through these partnerships, we work to tackle environmental challenges while investing in sustainable livelihoods for farmers in rural Haiti.

For more information, view UN Sustainable Development Goal 1.

 

 

Vetiver Solutions is devoted to investing in farmer-led solutions for complex problems in rural Haiti. Our work with both vetiver and beekeeping has proven that innovations in sustainable agriculture can solve these problems and be profitable.  

By planting vetiver hedges along the roads and farm fields in Moreau, we can improve Haiti’s local trade and access to medical care through rebuilt roads.

For more information, view UN Sustainable Development Goal 9.

We have been developing processes for creating fibers and finished goods from vetiver plants, in hopes of reducing consumer dependence on non-renewable resources.

Our lip balm is packaged in compostable, biodegradable tubes, making them environmentally friendly during and after use. 

We are also committed to ongoing development of other natural products from Haiti, to ensure that consumers have lots of options for sustainable goods.

For more information, view UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.

 

Around 1.6 billion people – including some 70 million indigenous people – depend on forests for their livelihood. Through our collaboration with farmers in Moreau, Haiti, we have made preservation of forested areas and reduction of soil erosion key priorities in our work. 

By planting vetiver hedges in the village, and making vetiver grass a profitable cash crop, we can minimize the effects of deforestation while providing farmers with new income sources.

For more information, view UN Sustainable Development Goal 15.