APRC is committed to ensuring sustainable practices in the aromatic plant industry. We provide sustainability analysis and projections to a variety of global clients.
As the natural product market continues to expand, it is critical to understand and protect the ecosystems where medicinal and aromatic plants grow. Sustainability is a process comprised of identifying steps that lead to more resilient and diverse natural and human systems.
Simply put, “Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Currently, it is a key initiative for cooperation at the global level. At APRC®, we believe the time is now to address urgent issues in the natural products industry.
At APRC®, we evaluate the sustainability of biological resources used in the natural products industry. These kinds of assessments can:
Identify and evaluate potential negative impacts.
Identify solutions to challenges
Encourage regenerative supply chains
Educate public and clients on ecological awareness
Ensure quality and long term sourcing
Collaboration between growers, distillers, and buyers in the natural products sector is key to creating economic, social, and environmental abundance and prosperity.
We conduct research and assessments under 4 thematic areas:
1. Wildcrafted Forest Species
Products such as Frankincense, Palo Santo, and Spikenard are harvested from plants that grow wild, not in plantations.
2. Cultivated Species
Plants such as Lavender, Rosemary, and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) are harvested from cultivated farms.
3. New And Emerging Species
Thousands of plant species are used to produce natural products, many of which have not yet been discovered, distilled, and tested.
4. Threatened And Endangered Species
Some of the species that produce natural products, especially those harvested in the wild, are in danger of decline and extinction.
Traded for centuries, the resin of the Frankincense tree is a rare and valuable commodity.
Black Spruce is harvested for lumber, and the waste product is typically discarded, harming the surrounding environment.