In February of 2020, right before the Pandemic wreaked havoc upon our world, I set out from New York City to the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Naturally, Siri failed...
A New Way to Do Business
Each time you purchase a SAMBAZON product, you can feel good knowing you are helping the Amazon and its people while nourishing your own body.
We exist to provide a win-win solution that helps protect the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest and support your health and wellness. We care for the people we work with, the planet we live on, and the prosperity of everyone involved. It’s a sustainable business philosophy called the Triple Bottom Line.
The Triple Bottom Line
Fair Trade is more than just a certification -- it allows us to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Açaí family farmers.
For nearly two decades, SAMBAZON has re-invested a portion of our annual Açaí purchases back into the grower communities to support social needs through our Fair Trade Fund.
In partnership with EcoCert and through the Fair for Life certification, SAMBAZON has been able to support education by renovating and building new schools.
With your support, we’ve also helped build libraries, sports centers, and renovate healthcare centers, helping to improve literacy and access to healthcare.
SAMBAZON is leading the charge when it comes to protecting the Amazon's incredible biodiversity. On average, certified managed forests harbor 50% more tree species, and the use of certified sustainable agroforestry can help reduce the exploitation of Amazonian forests (Damasco et al. 2022)
Our Açaí is Certified Organic-- just the way nature intended it. Our efforts to help protect the rainforest’s biodiversity and endangered species prove that the planet is always top of mind in our Açaí production chain.
Each time you purchase SAMBAZON Açaí, you are creating a positive economic chain reaction. Just as importantly, you're playing a role in the protection of the biodiversity of the Amazon region. We call this conscious consumerism -- or voting with your dollars -- because each of us has the power to make positive change and create a more prosperous future. Our documentary Seeding Change is about "triple bottom line" businesses that consider their companies' social, environmental, and financial impacts and address some of today’s most challenging issues, empowering viewers to be part of the solution.
What is the SAMBAZON logo?
The SAMBAZON logo was created in 2000 working with a local graffiti artist duo from Costa Mesa, CA. The concept was a representation of an Amazon Warrior as the protector of the Amazon Rainforest, its biodiversity and its treasures.
We believe that each of us has a warrior spirit inside of us, guiding us to fight for truth and right, and to protect what is sacred. The original logo has served us well to date, but we believe it’s time to evolve as SAMBAZON has grown from a warrior spirit to a kindred spirit of health, love and healing for all.
Our new SAMBAZON icon focuses on the superfood, Açaí, the hero from which we formed our Company over 20 years ago. The sacred geometry radiating from the Açai illustrates the powerful transformational energy that Açaí can bring to your body, spirit and the Amazon Rainforest.
We invite you to join SAMBAZON and experience the Delicious Powers of Açaí ™
The Delicious Powers of Açaí
We share the Delicious Powers of the açaí berry to fuel healthier people and the planet.
DISCOVER THE REPORT
"It is from a triple bottom line philosophy which we, SAMBAZON, approach our first annual impact report to transparently demonstrate our goals, our efforts, our shortcomings, and our progress to be a model corporate citizen and sustainable business of the future."
- SAMBAZON Co-Founder & CEO Ryan Black
DISCOVER THE ECO-MMITMENT
SAMBAZON is committed to achieving plant-based and post-consumer recycled packaging for all USA retail products by 2025.
Read on to learn where we started, where we are today, where we are going, and how we'll get there as we reduce our environmental impact with our packaging footprint.
As the first company to harvest Açaí and share it with the rest of the world,
we’ve been around a long time.
SAMBAZON is founded on a triple bottom line philosophy shortly after experiencing an Açaí bowl in Brazil.
SAMBAZON pioneers certified organic Açai with the USDA.
SAMBAZON creates the Sustainable Açaí Project to establish long term goals for açaí sustainability.
SAMBAZON opens the world’s largest and most technically advanced Açai processing center in Macapa, AP - Brazil.
SAMBAZON receives the United States Dept. of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).
SAMBAZON establishes first Fair Trade certification for Açai with Eco-Cert.
SAMBAZON opens the first SAMBAZON Açaí Bowls retail store in Cardiff By The Sea, CA.
In partnership with thousands of people who joined the Purple for the Planet movement, SAMBAZON protects more than 30 species in just 30 days.
Our second factory was build and commissioned in Barcarena, Pará, and receives a BRC AA grade.
Seeding Change is launched, a documentary to demonstrate the power of conscious commerce.
SAMBAZON sponsors the World Surf League Championships at Lower Trestles in San Clemente.
SAMBAZON creates its first ever Impact Report to transparently demonstrate our goals, our efforts, and our progress.
Teamwork to Make the Dream Work
The SAMBAZON community is a world without borders. It’s our farmers who are dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of the Amazon while supporting their local community. It’s the college students who amaze us with their ingenuity when it comes to green initiatives.
It’s the conscious consumers who are committed to feeding their families healthy, nutrient-rich food. It’s the team of incredible individuals who inspire us daily to do our best...it’s you.
In a society where millions of individuals go hungry each day, finding ways to reduce food waste is critical. Follow these simple guidelines to help stop this destructive practice.
Wondering how to be more eco-friendly in your everyday life? Please keep reading to learn our top tips for adopting eco-friendly habits today.
A Community of Mindful Warriors
Our community takes part in our mission to share the Delicious Powers of Açaí. These mindful warriors have intention behind their actions, the desire to live for something bigger, and an aspiration to be better than before by living an active and healthy lifestyle.
Whether you're the sporty and outdoorsy-type, a recent graduate looking to make a change in our world, or a parent looking to feed their family quality ingredients, our SAMBASSADOR community is filled with Açaí-loving individuals sharing their purple smiles with the world.
At 17, Coco Ho was the youngest woman to qualify for the World Surf League Women’s World Tour. She promotes messages of courage and confidence through her social platforms to motivate her female fans and aims to inspire other girls to break through barriers and pursue their passions.
Bob is a legendary skateboarder credited for revolutionizing the sport. Besides building the biggest backyard ramp complex in the world, he is also a licensed pilot and sky-diver. Bob also enjoys surfing, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and eating Açaí of course.
Andrea is an earth admirer, island mama, and champion Açaí bowl maker living on the North Shore of Oahu. Most days you’ll find her surfing, adventuring outside, and creating delicious vegan recipes for her family and the world.
You might recognize Rob as the soulful pro-surfer from Cardiff, CA. He is also a grade-A musician, leads a foundation empowering and educating younger generations to make sustainable choices, and is a true Açaí enthusiast.
“There is no one solution to save the Amazon Rainforest. A wide variety of sustainable and effective initiatives are needed to keep the forest alive and this can only be achieved if economic alternatives and solutions to destructive logging can be found.
The tasty dark violet wine of Açaí is the most important non timber forest product (NTFP) in terms of money from the river of the Amazon.”
Certified Organic + Fair Trade
SAMBAZON is the first certified Fair Trade & Organic Açaí company in the world