Preserving our Earth, Bees and Biodiversity with Sustainably Sourced Beeswax
The act of bee pollination is a key factor that keeps flora and fauna in balance. Healthy trees and plants prevent climate change, desertification, and soil erosion. Sustainable beekeeping helps with preserving and supporting a biodiverse ecosystem.
Commitment in West Africa
In early 2019, Koster Keunen opened a new West African facility in Lomé, Togo, which is dedicated to our sustainable beeswax initiative. Our Sustainable Beeswax supply chain in West Africa is a long-term commitment with cooperative and beekeeper groups. In partnership with International Cooperation and NGO’s, we are structuring, training and improving the good practices of beekeepers in multiple nations. The results of this work can be seen in the quality of wax produced, the recurrent income at the local level, beeswax processing and professionalization of the local beekeeping society.
Traceable from the hive to the Customer
Our Beeswax Sustainability supply chain is built on allegiances between all participants on the value chain. It is fully traceable from the beekeepers to our customers delivery. This traceability and transparency is reflected in the quality, quantity, crop and price paid to each beekeeper.
Supporting the Foundations of Beekeeping
Our team located in West Africa includes an expert staff who are involved and present in the field and with the beekeepers. We proudly fund safety programs and support coalitions donating specialized equipment to beekeepers. We are fully engaged in creating a positive impact, starting in the flowers and fields, and focused on our three pillars:
If you have any questions about our work with Bees and Beekeepers, please send us a note here.