Doing business with respect for nature, the environment and society. That is what sustainability is all about for us. We work according to the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) basic code. We look for new ways every day to minimize the ecological footprint of our production process, while maximizing the value for our partners.
In the growing process we separate the remainings of bean sprouts, such as bean husks and root apexes. This residual flow serves as cattle feed for the farmers in our area. In addition, we are entering collaborations for new applications of the residual flow as food for human consumption.
We convert any leftover bean sprouts into biogas. With this biogas, we provide in a dozen of households gas needs. With this service we not only prevent food waste, but we also ensure that our customers always have a fresh product.
Evers Specials is making an effort to make the production process as energy neutral as possible. We recover heat from the cooling installations. We use this to heat up the irrigation water in the growing cells.
We not only take our own bean sprouts, but also the goods from other producers on our routes. By bundling logistic flows, we make our logistics chain more sustainable.
We believe in the power of collaboration. That is why we look beyond our own footprint and production location. We maintain close ties with the mung bean growers and are committed to the welfare of the farmers.
We help farmers innovate and provide training in:
- Food safety
- Growing methods
- Raw material choices
- Translation of European regulations into local implementation
Evers Specials is also partner of the ACTIOM project. A four-year project that started in 2019, aimed at improving the well-being of mung bean farmers in Myanmar.
Whether it concerns a vision of sustainability in the bean sprouts market or food safety requirements. Evers Specials takes initiative. We are a co-founder and member of the European Sprouted Seeds Association (ESSA). Evers Specials is an advocate of a sustainable sector and does not use any chemicals when growing bean sprouts. Furthermore, we are committed to counteract possible use of chemical agents in the international bean sprouts market.