WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

DO-IT is a leading company with import and export of 100% organic food ingredients and consumer goods.

History

In 1991 in Barneveld, the Netherlands, Poppe Braam founded DO-IT as a wholesaler of organic food ingredients and Italian organic consumer products, grown and processed by a group of Sicilian farmers and producers.

Poppe’s visionary leadership, prior experience in the organic field and commitment to the farmers and producers at origin, allowed DO-IT to grow and expand at a fast and steady pace. As a consequence, DO-IT has had to change its premises three times. The current head office and warehouse are located in Barneveld, at Hermesweg 7. We will be pleased to welcome any DO-IT stakeholder to come and visit us!

Core values

DO-IT believes we can contribute towards a sustainable world through organic farming and trading in organic commodities and consumer brands. We aim at quality certified organic products, premium quality for the farmer's life and preservation of the earth for future generations. The core values that accompany this philosophy are:

Fairness

Treat the planet, treat the people, treat yourself fairly. We believe that organic farming and the trade of organic ingredients require fair pricing to contribute to a better quality of farmers’ lives. This includes fair treatment of the soil, water, animals and plants, thus contributing to a better preservation of the earth for future generations.

Transparency

We build a culture of transparency both internally and externally by providing full information about the quality, safety, sustainability and origin of our products.

Commitment

We are committed to our customers to deliver high-quality fully traceable organic food ingredients. And to our suppliers we are committed to be a solid partner they can trust and on whom they can build. We are committed to our planet to act as a global citizen and help its preservation.

 

Socio-economic

  • We operate with a worldwide network of 180 suppliers from more than 23 countries.
  • Our co-operating partners represent approximately 5.000 small-scale farmers.
  • Social welfare and fair payment is a key topic for our business.
  • DO-IT sponsors activities such as “It’s the food my friend” dialogues; BioBorrel, a meeting place for the organic field with lectures and discussions; the World Future Council; an agroecology award in 2018, and other social, sustainable activities.

Memberships

  • Poppe Braam, on behalf of DO-IT, is an active member of BioNederland (association of organic producers and traders).
  • Member of Stichting EKO-Keurmerk, a certification adding more values than just organic.
  • Member of IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.
  • Member of the Bioacademy, a Dutch institute to educate on organic farming and production

Facts

Some important facts about us:

  • We are a private company with shares owned by the management, suppliers, employees and Triodos Organic Growth fund.
  • Our warehouse has a surface area of 21.000 m2, with a storage capacity of over 15.000 pallets.
  • We are proud to have more than 70 people working on the DO-IT team.
  • In our on-site packaging facility we pack organic food ingredients, flours and powders for private labels, using fully eco-friendly packaging with compostable foil, labels, ink and glue.
  • Having the headquarters, warehouse and packaging facilities located together allows us to maintain a high level of quality control and logistics flexibility.
  • Organic certification is the foundation of DO-ITs operations.

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