In Touch with the International Coconut Community
KULAU is in regular contact with coconut suppliers, international coconut organisations and relevant scientists.
For an overview of the various coconut interest groups and scientists, click here.
Suppliers in the Producing Countries
KULAU buys coconut products from carefully selected plantations practicing mixed cultivation in Asia and South America. Our coconut water comes from the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Brasil. Our coconut oil is cold-pressed in the Philippines. Our coconut sugar is produced in small local farms in Indonesia and the Philippines. Our young coconuts come from the natural paradise of Costa Rica.
We speak to our suppliers via email and Skype almost every day. We also make sure we visit regularly to make sure the plantations maintain KULAU's quality standards. We cooperate with our suppliers to make sure social standards are upheld and continually improved upon. We rise to the great challenge of contributing to generally improving social standards in the producing countries and promoting ecological sustainibility.
Partners in Germany and in Europe
The core KULAU team is small. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to do at KULAU. A whole range of experts assist us with logistics, filling, product design, accounting and many other things.
To make sure the products are handled professionally and arrive on time we work closely with various logistics companies that are specialized in transporting products from A to B both ecologically and economically.
The workshop for disabled persons Mosaik is in charge of a considerable part of stockkeeping, packaging and shipping KULAU products. The workshop is also responsible for filling our coconut sugar.
Büroservice Zieckert is the professional team entrusted with our accounting.
Designer Sandra Wiesthal is responsible for most of our product design.
For our coconut water we trust the experience of Tetra Pak. The filling of our coconut water and coconut oil is handled by an experienced contract filler.
The KULAU products are certified organic according to the provisions of the EU Organic Regulation.
The organic certification in Europe is handled by Ecocert.
The organic certification in the producing countries is mostly handled by Control Union.
The KULAU products have been certified vegan since October 2013 according to the rules of the highly regarded Vegan Society in London.