While most vanilla products take a long and wild ride through the commodity market, shepherding the product from “bean to bottle” ensures Heilala can maintain the highest quality, elevate sustainability and keep its mission of supporting Tongan families at heart.
Ethically sourced and harvested, Heilala continues to demonstrate its purpose-led mission by becoming the first vanilla company in the world to be recognised with B Corp Certification. Heilala was founded on the principle of giving back to the community, making B Corp certification a natural progression.
B Corp is a global movement of companies that have made it their mission to do business responsibly, balancing the interest of people, profit and purpose. It ensures all company decisions create a positive impact on its teams, clients, suppliers, community and the environment.
The Kingdom of Tonga produces the world’s best vanilla.
It isn’t made in a lab but rather in a unique collaboration and partnership between Heilala and hard-working farmers and families who carefully cultivate and hand-select premium vanilla beans.
Heilala’s team nurture the exotic orchid plants where each vanilla flower must be pollinated by hand before vanilla beans are hand-picked and slow-dried under the South Pacific sun where a magical fermentation process transpires and 200+ compounds are activated.
Beyond environmental sustainability, Heilala is building a stable, long-term industry for Tongan’s, redefining corporate-social responsibility by working with an entire nation to transform their future.
Heilala don't simply support the people of the small Pacific Island Tonga. The people of Tonga are the lifeblood of the business. They are partners, colleagues, workmates, family and friends. As a result, Heilala can have a significant impact for good on the health and lives of the children and families of Tonga and this is further enhanced simply because Heilala are primarily a business of women.