About BLUE DOT RISING
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Blue Dot Rising is Origo Brands’ and Western Export Services’ global values program for our products, our company and the companies we work with. It is a detailed internal system that utilizes tools which measure the key universal values we believe in and share and communicate with our friends.
Blue Dot Rising differentiates Origo Brands and Western Export Services through our expression of our commitment and goal to support our earth and the inhabitants of this Earth in new and innovative ways. We are guided by our core values to make an impact within in global communities and on the Earth.
our core values
Through our Blue Dot Rising Program, we work to "practice what we preach" by implementing our core values into the company and our employees.
Carbon neutral is the reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere; activities reducing carbon footprint include planting trees, generating green energy, and improving energy efficiency.
Origin refers to the authenticity of simple products connected to a specific origin and how it impacts local community and agriculture.
Blue Dot Rising approved products strive to maintain an overall healthy focus for consumers. This is accomplished through consistent and close collaboration with producers and production practices around safety certifications and simple ingredients.
The commitment to the development of environmentally conscious packaging for all products and packages along with instructions for disposal.
We continue to establish and maintain a commitment to benefiting society by connecting with non-profit organizations which are consistent with our product philosophy along with active staff and company involvement.
We maintain close involvement with production facilities that we work with, particularly in the areas of human resources and environmental practices. We want to ensure that products are produced reliably and employees receive the benefits and treatment they are due.
We utilize a specific carbon calculator to calculate and record how much carbon we can offset by compiling the carbon output of our shipments and our employees. We accomplish this through a partnership with Trees For the Future; the planting of trees and restoring forest gardens.
We work with each of our global non-profit partners as well as with our local organization The Center on Colfax, an organization that looks "to engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community of Colorado." As a part of our annual participation, we serve meals and volunteer at their annual Thanksgiving food drive aligned with their Sage Program.
Every quarter, in partnership with the Food Bank of the Rockies, we donate unused and unsold products through their Hunger Relief program.