White Lion Foods was established in 2012, with one goal, ‘To position WLF as a global producer of high-quality food.’ We are one of Asia’s fastest growing businesses, head-quartered in Singapore with commercial offices in Hong Kong and South Korea, and operation and production facilities in Peru. We are one of the global leaders in the production and exportation of Peruvian Brazil Nuts, and the number 1 exporter of Andean purple garlic. We are delivering thousands of tonnes of product to 30 countries around the globe every year.
We are processing and exporting Peruvian Brazil nuts, from the region of Madre de Dios, in the heart of the Amazon forest! The company recently invested in a state-of-the-art processing factory. Our new factory helps us achieve a higher quality of product with efficiency and sustainability. White Lion Foods is also a grower and exporter of Fresh Garlic from Peru. Our fields are in the Andean mountains, 3000 meters above sea level, which helps the garlic gain an utterly amazing purple colour.
The Brazil nut tree is part of the delicate web of life in the Amazon. Attempts to cultivate the Brazil nut tree on plantations have failed, making Brazil nuts the only commercial nut found exclusively in Amazon forests. This distinction together with the rising demand for these amazon nuts has encouraged the Peruvian government to mandate the conservation of the Brazil nut tree, making it illegal to cut them down.
Most collectors of Brazil nuts are done by families living in nearby areas. 2/3 of our cost of production is for purchase of raw material from collectors paying a fair price. The Brazil nut industry generates employment for some 20,000 people (25% population of Madre de Dios in Peru). We are honoured to be a key-player in the socioeconomics of all the communities involved in the industry.
White Lion Foods’ Brazil nut factory is located 1h away from the main city, Puerto Maldonado, in a small town called Alegria. We are immensely proud for creating jobs in this remote area of the amazon region, nearly 60% of our work force comes from Alegria town. Our workers are developing a career path in our company, and we vow to help them fulfill their professional journey.
Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company,
and employee to be a force for good.
Pledge 1% of time. We encourage our employees to pledge 1% of their time to give back to the community by hands-on volunteering or by skills based pro bono giving.
Pledge 1% of equity. Our co-founders have decided to pledge 1% equity of the company to the benefit of local foundations.
Pledge 1% of Product. Our company is happy to pledge 1% of our product to the benefit of nourishing local schools and orphanages in Peru.