Nexira, a company specialising in the distribution of natural and organic ingredients, has enhanced its acacia sustainability through multiple global programmes.
The company's multi-pronged approach has seen it become the acacia industry’s first company to work closely with an NGO for almost 15 years, as well as national organisations and producers, to create better local living conditions.
Nexira was the first supplier of acacia to offer a carbon-neutral acacia fibre range. The initiative is now implemented globally, with measuring and reduction of carbon emissions for the entire company being a primary focus.
The ongoing Phase 3 (2022-2030), involving 200 villages and 50,000 producers, will have an expected annual carbon sequestration of over 60,000 tonnes of CO2
Nexira's sustainability legacy began in the 1970s, with a focus on preserving natural resources — particularly acacia forests. The Acacia Program aligns with four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Acacia Program spanning Phases 1 and 2 (2009-2020), included reforestation efforts, enhanced biodiversity and socio-economic development for local populations.
The ongoing Phase 3 (2022-2030), involving 200 villages and 50,000 producers, will have an expected annual carbon sequestration of over 60,000 tonnes of CO2.
Nexira’s longstanding Acacia Program reflects their commitment towards the supply chain and to the local communities they work with.
“As a prevalent acacia distributor, we have a corporate responsibility. We must look to the future and uphold strong values, ones that make sense and which correspond with our activities. Carbon neutrality is certainly an ambitious project but it is ultimately the concrete expression of all the actions we have been taking for a long time.” says Nexira’s Managing Director, Mathieu Dondain.
Between 2019 and 2022, Nexira saw a 9% reduction in the carbon footprint per ton of finished product (equivalent to 5,500 tons of CO2).
For 2024, Nexira has selected the Envira Amazonia REDD+ project in Brazil to offset emissions from the inavea range.
This carefully chosen project, VCS and CCB certified by Verra, aims to sequester carbon by preserving 39,300 hectares of forest, previously destined for deforestation and conversion to pasture.