We believe that business can and should be a force for good in our world. It was in this spirit that Ramborn was created. We exist to restore market demand for locally, traditionally grown apples and pears.
The sale of Ramborn products provides the financial resources to protect, maintain and revitalise these magnificent treasure-troves of biodiversity that once made up countless local orchards in and around Luxembourg.
OUR PURPOSE AND IMPACT
Our purpose is to combat the climate crisis while supporting local economies and communities by protecting the natural environment in and around Luxembourg and reviving the culture of cidermaking.
Our impact is to replant these meadow orchards year in, year out, and to help the communities and ecosystems flourish throughout our value chain and beyond. We believe business should work for everyone and we envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good.
In just three years, our innovative business model has already contributed to the restoration, care and well-being of over 600 traditional meadow orchard trees in Luxembourg and nearby Germany.
57% of the fruit Ramborn pressed in 2019 would have otherwise become food waste.
Our offer to all of our stakeholders is that working with us will actively contribute to a shared triple bottom line: uplifting people, planet, and profit, for the benefit of all.
Selling our cider helps all the farmers growing the apples in Luxembourg and its surrounding region, all those working with us to replant and revive trees and ecosystems, and the communities in which they live, to thrive.
Our unique approach to sourcing fruit means we not only buy from farmers with many trees, but also from individuals, some with as few as one or two trees. This approach takes extra time and effort, but provides increased economic opportunities for the communities in which we live and work.
Furthermore, as healthy meadow orchards return to the landscape, we re-establish a piece of Luxembourgish cultural identity that everyone can share.
As we face a catastrophic extinction emergency, our work planting trees is reviving the much-needed biodiversity in our region: each tree is home to around 1000 different species.
It is also transforming the landscape of Luxembourg to protect our atmosphere, our water, and our topsoil. Our production methods were based on circular design principles and use drastically less energy, require zero irrigation and zero pesticides.
As our business grows, we capture additional carbon through the growth of new trees and their biome – the distinct biological communities that form in response to the shared physical climate.
Our cider is the Gold of Luxembourg. We have a multi-award-winning product, prized by cider aficionados near and far, and priced fairly for all.
We believe our cider should help businesses make the profit they deserve because it’s a sustainably and ethically sourced product of the highest international quality. And the more cider we sell, the more trees we can plant and care for.
JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY
Ramborn is committed to doing all we can to become a Certified B Corporation in 2020. B Corps are assessed on their social and environmental performance and held to the highest standards of transparency and accountability. Like the 3,000+ other B Corps around the world, we will agree to adhere to the same basic principles and beliefs:
As an aspiring leader of this emerging economy, we believe:
That we must be the change we seek in the world.
That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.
To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.
We believe the B Corp community of progressive business leaders can provide the blueprint for change that activists everywhere are calling for. We would love for you to join us on our journey to reimagine capitalism and use business as a force for good, and we truly believe that you too can become a leader of this new economy. One concrete way to get started is to use the B Corp framework as a way to understand and improve your impact in the world. To get started, log onto the B Impact Assessment, and #BtheChange.