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2023

IMPACT REPORT

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Our Mission is to farm, craft and share remarkable coconut products that create a natural demand for sustainable farming, better business practices and community impact.

FOUNDER’S
VISION

When our founders set out to start this brand, they didn’t have coconuts on the brain. They had something bigger in mind – conscious capitalism. These two entrepreneurs were looking for an industry they could disrupt and rewrite with a business model that would prove conscious capitalism doesn’t just work, it can be wildly successful. That mission led them to coconuts: an industry with a profound social and ecological impact – not to mention, a healthy and delicious end product – that was ripe for the bettering. Over the last 15 years, our coconuts gained USDA Organic status (2013), Fair For Life Certification (2015) and Regenerative Organic Certification® at the Bronze Level (2023). Once the ethos of our brand was established, we turned to product innovation, introducing a dairy free drinkable yogurt, followed by dairy-free yogurt. Our new formats used not just the water, but also the meat from our Nam Hom coconuts. We are well on our way to minimizing food waste and maximizing deliciousness. Thanks for following the journey!

We Make the best coconut products, but more importantly we

Care about
people
Care about
the planet

Achieved Regenerative Organic Certified® at the Bronze Level on Harmless Harvest coconuts

Achieved Upcycled Certified™ status ON our SMOOTHIE PRODUCTS

Maintained zero coconut waste from our factory to landfill

Supported 14,870 people in coconut supplying communities via Fair For Life initiatives

2023
big
news

LETTER FROM
THE CEO

Friends, fans, followers, family:

When I joined Harmless Harvest over 5 years ago, we were a young and unprofitable company built on the uncompromising belief that business not only can be, but must be, a force for good. We learned that we can’t make that intended impact if our business doesn’t make money... and we’ve since proven that the more we do to profitably grow our business, the more impact we can have.

To that end, we invested in regenerative agriculture 5 years ago because it hit the bullseye on the type of initiative we wanted to pursue: it would help us reduce our carbon footprint AND improve our profitability (and our farmers’ incomes) through better coconut yields.

I am THRILLED to share that Harmless Harvest coconuts achieved Regenerative Organic Certified® Bronze Level certification in 2023!

We launched our pilot farming program long before Woody Harrelson told the world regenerative agriculture was cool; not to earn a seal for our brand (although we’ll take it!), but to ensure the future health and longevity of Thailand’s coconut farms, and to consider their impact on the climate and surrounding ecosystems.

Today, Harmless Harvest is the reason regenerative organic coconut farms exist in Thailand – it’s that simple, that profound. We have started, supported, and grown a movement that will forever have an increasingly positive impact on the land and the people.

And here’s the kicker: The more we invested in good, the more our business thrived. It’s absolutely true! We entered 2024 as a wildly successful and beloved brand that has lived up to its mission while resetting expectations for the marketplace.

Still, our work continues. Maintaining regenerative organic certification requires just as much (if not more) effort. You don’t reach this goal and rest; you have to grow your impact with your business.

TL;DR? Here’s the summary:

Invest in good, and you will get better. Know that as a business grows, so does its impact. So, for all of us, make sure it’s a good one.


Less harm. More good. Keep going.

With gratitude,
Scott

our roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2030

Regenerative organic
Coconut Farming

100% of coconuts sourced
from farms utilizing
regenerative organic
practices by 2030.

our roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2030

Zero Coconut Waste​

Utilize the whole 'nut; achieve circularity on farms by utilizing coconut husks for biofuel & compost and upcycle coconut meat in new products.

our roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2030

Sustainable Packaging

​Evolve packaging materials to meet
best in class environmental standards (including reusable, recyclable and compostable).

our roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2030

Green Manufacturing

Achieve 100% renewable
energy in all owned
operations.

ULTIMATELY,
OUR GOAL IS TO
AS SOON AS WE CAN

ANNOUNCING

OUR COCONUTS ARE
Regenerative Organic Certified RO Bronze

What is regenerative organic agriculture?

Regenerative organic agriculture is focused on restoring soil health and biodiversity while capturing atmospheric carbon, defending farms against climate change and improving yields… or, in short… bringing nature back to agriculture.

Better for us, better for the planet.

Let's meet some of the farmers that are using regenerative farming practices.

In the Thai language, "Khun"
is the equivalent of Mr./Ms./Mx.
KHUN

CHAMROEN

Khun Chamroen and his wife met at the farm they manage over 30 years ago, and continue to bring that love & care into their Nam Hom coconuts.

These farmers have created a large cover crop nursery of round leaf seedlings for their farm and neighboring farms. Cover crops are a critical regenerative organic practice because they protect soil from erosion and keep nutrients in the ground.

Khun Chamroen also utilizes natural canal duckweed control. He routinely releases fish into his canals that keep the duckweed under control (they eat it!) which creates cleaner, clearer water in the farm canals.

Khun Thianchai and his son have implemented several regenerative practices, including vermicomposting and leaning into drying farm waste instead of letting it decompose in canals.

Vermicomposting, or raising earthworms to create a natural fertilizer, helps provide nutrients to the soil. This can result in healthier farms and increased coconut yields.

Our team of agronomists have identified that farm waste (like palm fronds and branches) getting dumped into water (the canals on our farms) is a big emitter of methane. Not good. To address this, Khun Thianchai has created dry canals for farm waste. Not only does this reduce methane emissions, it also can be used in compost that delivers those nutrients back into the soil!

KHUN

THIANCHAI

KHUN

BANDIT