The Esmeralda Group – Ecuador, was granted ISO 9001:2000 certification in January of 2004. This award recognizes that the Esmeralda Group complies with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2000. Each of the 6 farms that make up the Esmeralda Group was thoroughly inspected and met the rigorous quality control regulations set forth by ISO.

Extending beyond the production process alone, ISO certification was achieved on multiple levels in each of the following areas:

  • Breeding & Biotechnology
  • Propagation
  • Post Harvest
  • Logistics
  • AdministrationIn complying with the strict guidelines and standards set forth by ISO, we hope to further ensure customer satisfaction by demonstrating our earnest commitment to quality products.

*During holidays, Esmeralda may outsource product from third party growers. This amounts to less than one half of 1% of total sales.