PROTECTING THE AMAZON FOREST AND RESPECT ITS PEOPLE]
Through doBrasil® cosmetics, we contribute indirectly to the economic development of Indigenous people and to the preservation of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.
Our supplier company of the active substances is the leader in Brazil in the extraction of natural and organic-certified active ingredients from the renewable spontaneous vegetation of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.
Its partners are Indigenous communities, who are responsible for collecting fruits, seeds and resins, which are then sent to the Extraction Center in Belém, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, where they are cold extracted with exclusively cold mechanical extraction methods (in order to keep intact all the properties of the bioactives ingredients). The Brazilian company works closely with Indigenous Peoples and government organizations through a Biodiversity Enhancement Program, launched in 2000, which contributes to the development of local communities, ensuring proper distribution and equitable sharing of benefits along the supply chain.
In its commitment to sustainable supply of natural raw materials, it promotes alternative sources of income for 160 communities, 2,500 families and more than 7500 people, preserving valuable natural resources and the biodiversity of the country.
FOREST PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
With the support and the guidance of a specialized team that daily works on the field, the Brazilian company works closely with local communities, helping them in their organization process for collecting seeds and fruits, in the knowledge transfer and in an optimal management of forest conservation in full compliance with Biodiversity.
The involvement and the economic livelihood of the Indigenous peoples ensures that they themselves have become the first defenders of the forest integrity, summarized in the slogan: “The forest is much more valuable vertically than horizontally.”
This change in mentality is paying off. If you think that in the Amazon live on average two people per km2, this means that the 7,500 involved families safeguard almost 3,500 km2 of forest.