If Asica did not treat mother earth and our eco-system with respect, we would not have long term sustainable production. This is why we are committed to producing, packing, and distributing our products in the most environmentally friendly way possible. It is extremely important for Asica to ensure the products our customers get are responsibly produced, and it is crucial that consumers understand that when they buy Asica, they are supporting sustainability.

Some examples that we implement:

  • Efficient irrigation systems and water recycling methods applied.
  • Finding more organic alternatives and methods to use in our already eco-friendly conventional products and trying to minimize the use of CO2 producing applications. In our organic products we use only organic-approved products
  • Optimized waste management systems.
  • Extensive recycling procedures in all of our production lots, facilities and offices.
  • Minimizing the use of chemical compounds such as antibiotics and aerosols to reduce the impact on global warming.
  • All vehicles used within the fields receive ongoing and constant maintenance, including tractors, vans, and smaller vehicles (to reduce pollution from smog or oil spillage). We are in the process of switching to all-natural gas vehicles, in order to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • we have reduced the application of fertilizers and soil erosion by using sensible agro-ecological techniques which allows for commercially sustainable agricultural production. Furthermore, some of the products that we use in conventional production are meant for organic and ecological production. In doing so, we reduce the environmental impact leading to less residues (MRLs, ArfDs) and a reduction in the footprint of the orchards and post-harvest process.
  • 100% of the water used for irrigation in our fields is analyzed to ensure that there is no contamination from fertilizers, pesticides, heavy metals or other contaminants. After these are tested for, we have filtration systems which removes the “cake layer” or the unwanted deposits from the water.
  • Use of stubble mulch for control of evapotranspiration and excessive loss of water. This creates a micro-environment reducing water consumption by 10-15% at production level.
  • Zero tolerance policy regarding incineration of any material to minimize CO2 emissions in the air.
  • Weeds and unwanted herbs that sometimes naturally grow next to the trees are manually removed and then incorporated as mulch to develop a natural cycle.
  • Our control of pests and diseases is oriented toward the maximum reduction of the use of agrochemicals; with activities such as tillage and cleaning of crop residues to reduce the winter populations of certain pests, manual control of weeds, and installation of hand-made traps for insects and bugs.
  • Rotational crop system in Organic Ginger where we let segments of the land rest and rejuvenate for a two-year period. This also allows us to effectively re-use the already planted land for Organic Ginger in the growing areas instead of farming new land.
  • In the future Asica plans to implement more natural conservation areas in and around the production fields and switch a predominant % of our energy consumption to alternative ways such as solar energy.

Environmental Certification

Rain Forest Alliance