On July 25th 1997, Curaçao Ecocity Projects NV was incorporated and the company started developing the plantation in December 1999. The plantation covers an area of 10 acres, 5 of which are used to cultivate the more than 100,000 specimens that are growing at our plantation at this moment. It takes 2 years for an Aloe Vera plant to mature to the point at which it can be harvested. The average time span for harvesting is approximately 10 years, during which we will collect 6 to 8 leaves from the bottom of the plant per harvest.
In 2002 we received financial support for the construction of the production plant through Senter, a Dutch governmental institution that subsidizes development projects that involve Dutch companies. In 2003, the construction was completed and we ran our first trial production sessions. Since 2004 we have been producing commercially and our annual production level has increased steadily every year. We use specially designed and patented machines which have been developed especially for us and do not damage the active substances in the Aloe Vera gel. We can therefore guarantee a constant and excellent quality for every batch we produce.
We care deeply about the health of our people and our environment since we know that happiness begins with good health.
Our vision’s primary objective is to provide our clients with natural products cultivated and manufactured with natural ingredients. Additionally, we are committed to bring a high level of environmental and social responsibility to our daily operations, and incorporate ecological considerations in all our business decisions.
OUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY
We strive to create a business environment which has been designed to continuously adapt and improve our human capital and internal organization in order to maximize customer satisfaction and prosper in a global competitive environment.
OUR GREEN PHILOSOPHY
We strive to realize this vision by implementing good business practices designed to minimize harmful environmental impacts of our farming, manufacturing and business operations by reducing the use of harmful inputs and outputs and optimizing our use of natural resources.
OUR SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY
We strive to become responsible corporate citizens by making the experience of our workforce truly meaningful and beneficial to them. Additionally, we believe in participating in the community by sharing our resources with local communities.