I just may have the greatest job in the world. Everyday I make friends with supremely talented and passionate people who create the most delectable delicacies and convections in and around British Columbia. I am responsible for ensuring that every one of my gift boxes is filled with locally made, ultra-gourmet goodies, hand-picked and packed for some pretty special people. Folks like you, your friends and colleagues. People who appreciate the good things in life made by good people, who do good work. And it is my supreme pleasure to do so.
Saul Good Gift Co. helps build relationships meaningfully by giving gifts that tell stories. All items are selected because they’re healthy, high quality products that are good for the environment. We source only local, organic, artisan products that often support social enterprises. Our Purchasing Policy reflects our values and the core principals we put inside every Saul Good gift.
Our Purchasing Policy
As of May 1, 2010, our policy states every supplier must sign a Code of Conduct confirming compliance and agreement to principals around fair labour and environmental responsibility. This is the first stage in creating more accountability through our supply chain to ensure standards for social and environmental stewardship.
Source products local to where they’re distributed from (“local” being defined as the bioregion and/or accepted political boundaries of the area). In the case of our Vancouver operation we've defined local as being from within British Columbia.
3rd Party Certifications
Give preference to vendors with 3rd party social and environmental certification (organic, fair trade, SA8000, FSC).
Ask vendors for documentation as appropriate to substantiate their claims.
Use 100% post consumer recycled paper products
Purchase 100% post consumer paper products whenever possible, giving preference for FSC certified sources. When certified options are not available to purchase, use highest possible percentage post consumer recycled content for all paper and packaging needs
when purchasing food products try them first to make sure they're delicious.
Conduct site assessments of each vendor at least once, not only to build a personal relationship with the supplier but also to take a closer look at their operation to gauge their creditability and organization.
Country of origin
Always ask vendors where specific products are made.
Support of social enterprises
to purchase from social enterprises that address local social issues when possible
Avoid toxic ingredients and potential carcinogens
It takes research to understand which products with ‘green’ claims are legitimate and which are a greenwash. We’ve put in countless hours making sure that the products we carry are in fact good for health and not ‘natural’ like MSG is ‘natural flavour’. If you’re wondering about any of your body care products take a look at the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Safety Database.