Towards Sustainable Sourcing

Sustainable Sourcing

Sustainable Sourcing is the integration of social, ethical and environmental performance factors into the process of selecting suppliers.


Sustainable sourcing is needed as supply chains continue to expand globally into developing countries seeking lower costs and greater production capacity they expose companies to an ever wider array of risks.

These risks include not only include risk of supply disruption, cost volatility and compliance with local laws and regulations, but also in brand reputation:

Companies must meet the growing expectations of stakeholders (including customers, shareholders, employees, NGOs, trade associations, labor unions, government observers, etc.) to take responsibility for their supplier’s environmental, social and ethical practices. Thus, companies increasingly making responsible sourcing an integral part of their procurement and supply chain management processes to understand and manage these risks in the supply chain.



Gloriosa superba Cultivation


Disease free tubers are selected for propagation purposes.


Wines are supported using iron rods in order to get more branches for more productive efficiency

Matured Pods

To maintain ACTIVE principles (Colchicine & Colchicoside) we collect only matured pods

Field Preparation

Land are selected with good water source and optimal weather conditions.


Gloriosa a cross pollinated crop need to pollinated manually every flower to get more fruit settings

Post Harvest

Collected pods are shade dried until seeds come out of the pods


Tuber are planted with adequate spacing in order to get optimal sunlight and nutrition


Harvesting begins when pods turn yellow and pods are collected for before dried


Collected seeds are dried under sunlight to get optimal moisture content.

Cassia angustifolia Cultivation (Conventional/Organic)


Our Impact in Social and Environmental

Drip irrigation



Hexapetal has been promoting drip irrigation over conventional flood irrigation for several years. We have encouraged and arranged an exposure visit of about 100 farmers from various clusters to successful drip irrigation projects. Major impacts of drip irrigation include:

On-site application of water leads to a reduction in water requirements by as much as 75%.

Reduction in power / fuel needs by 75% (while a diesel pump takes 4 hours of running to irrigate a piece of 1Ha of land in conventional flood irrigation systems, it takes only 1 hour with the drip irrigation process).

Due to the on-site application of water, germination and growth of weeds are adversely impacted. This saves farmers a substantial amount of money that they would have otherwise invested in weeding.


Distributing farm Inputs

We assist farmers with farming equipment such as automatic weeders, harvesting bags, tarpaulins, tilling machines, spray pumps, automatic dryers, galvanized ladders, slicers, solar panels systems, and so on.

We focus on identifying obstacles that hinder communities to meet their developmental ambitions and enhance skills that are required to overcome these obstacles. We focus most of our energy towards capacity-building of member farmers and neighboring communities. These include activities such as regular training on organic farm practices, welfare schemes, and women’s participation and self-help group development, among others. We also encourage farmer participation in Krishi Melas, Exposure Tours, and learning activities at Agriculture University, with the sole objective of enabling farmers learn and replicate successful models.

Through these activities, among others, we have helped 5500 farmers so far

Vermicomposting is the breaking down of organic material through the use of worms, bacteria, and fungi. Suminter campaigned for vermicomposting with the objective of effectively utilizing organic household and animal waste, and to promote its many benefits. Along with producing a nutrient-rich fertilizer through minimal drainage, vermicomposts also retain water very well and produce an exceptional soil conditioner – something Indian farm lands really need.

Suminter constructs the vermicompost pits for the farmers at zero cost and assists them with all other requirements to maintain the pit, including training on compost production. In the first phase, 3 permanent structures for mass production of vermicompost were built, supplying 200 farmers with manure. Additionally, 300 small, individual portable vermicompost pits have been distributed to farmers to produce their own on-farm vermicompost.


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