Rapunzel Naturkost is one of the leading organic producers in Europe. LIMBUA has been a certified Hand IN Hand partner of Rapunzel since 2020. The company's own HAND IN HAND seal can be found on the front of all Rapunzel products whose raw materials are more than 50% sourced from HAND IN HAND partners, i.e. certified fair trade. The trustful cooperation over many years, the constant exchange as well as personal visits guarantee the high product quality. Independent inspectors additionally assure the quality by regular controls. Click here for the LIMBUA HAND IN HAND page.
In the more than 45 years of Rapunzel's history, the company has developed into an internationally active family business with more than 400 employees and a range of around 550 organic vegetarian products.
Rapunzel has grown larger, but the idea has remained the same throughout the years: to produce controlled organic, natural and vegetarian food.
naturamus GmbH is a subsidiary of WALA Heilmittel GmbH and a company for vegetable oils, waxes and hydrolates in the US and European food and cosmetics markets. The goal is to ensure a sustainable livelihood for the growing naturamus network of small farmers, trading partners and producers worldwide.
LIMBUA and naturamus share common values, such as: Business is not about maximizing the profits of individuals. Instead, business should serve the well-being of all stakeholders (customers, suppliers, employees).
Especially in the start-up phase, naturamus GmbH supported LIMBUA with interest-free loans and thus made a decisive contribution to growth possible. Today, we continue to work closely together as partners.
From nature to people - this guiding principle has accompanied WALA Heilmittel GmbH since its founding in 1935. Through the rhythmic application of polar qualities such as warmth/cold, light/darkness and rest/movement, it produces preparations that serve and support health. The basis for this is formed by substances from nature, which, as far as possible, come from organic cultivation and are obtained under fair conditions. Today, the company exports WALA Medicines, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care and Dr. Hauschka Med preparations to 40 countries.
Our LIMBUA organic macadamia oil has been used for years in the high-quality Dr. Hauschka Natural Skin Care products. In addition, both companies share many common values, such as the extraordinarily high quality standards and the focus on sustainability from the very beginning.
Special thanks to Dr. Hauschka / WALA Heilmittel GmbH for the wonderful video about LIMBUA, which was filmed on location with us in Kenya. Watch it here: on the tracks of the macadamia.
Through the implementation of the AfricaConnect program, DEG has been a long-term financing partner of LIMBUA and has enabled the expansion of our organic macadamia production as well as the development of the organic avocado oil and organic dried fruit production. In addition, through the AfricaConnect program, DEG is helping us finance renewable energy projects, such as a photovoltaic system, to further expand sustainable and future-oriented possibilities of energy generation.
Through their economic success and responsible actions, the companies supported by DEG are driving sustainable development in line with the United Nations' Agenda 2030. The 2030 Agenda, which comprises a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aims to improve the living conditions of all people, as well as to protect the planet.
Sustainable development is central to DEG's business strategy and applies to its dealings with customers and partners as well as to its own corporate operations. DEG supports its clients specifically with financing and advisory services to promote positive development impacts on society and the environment - this is in line with DEG's impact & climate focus.
Our client, gebana AG, is changing global trade for the benefit of family farmers, local communities and the environment. Their goal is more sustainability, more justice and more quality. That's why gebana is changing the rules of the game: The company shares its turnover with farming families and its profits with all employees worldwide. All products are sold in efficient, ecological bulk packs and, in the case of fresh fruit, gebana pays attention to a strictly seasonal range.
This makes gebana not only a valuable customer but also a great partner for LIMBUA: in addition to their common quality standards, both promote organic farming and invest in value creation at origin, thus creating jobs.
Common values connect, read the gebana blog article about LIMBUA.