PT. Sumatran Organic Spice (SOS) has developed an extensive network of important stakeholders in the spice trade within Indonesia, as well as North America, Europe and other countries. Specifically, PT. SOS is committed to the organic spice business as a way of empowering local farmers through implementing sustainable growing methods within the company’s main sourcing areas, such as Sumatra and Java.
PT. SOS has grown steadily into a trusted company through its business operations at its base in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since their main objective is marketing agro commodities from Indonesia, the company provides assistance to farmers’ cooperatives and processors in order to develop high-quality products for the international spice market. PT. SOS also promotes soil conservation and erosion control methods, including contour planting, selective harvesting, terracing and reforestation, while recognizing the history of the spice trade: its origins, culture and people.
PT. SOS believes in fairness on three levels. This means “Fairness to the earth” [the company gives back what it receives by promoting organic farming practices]; “Fairness to farmers” [they support farmers by sharing knowledge and profits]; and “Fairness to consumers” [they provide only the best products by maintaining strict quality controls].