ISC 2016

The International Spice Conference has emerged as the most sought after platform for the spice fraternity with more than 800 delegates from 45 nationalities, over 50 speakers and 35 exhibitors.


25years of celebration

The Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI)


The Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI) aims to sustainably transform the mainstream spices sector, thereby securing future sourcing and stimulating economic growth in producing countries.

The SSI is a sector-wide consortium founded in 2012, that brings together international spices and herbs companies, and NGOs. The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) established the platform including organizations such as McCormick, Unilever, Intersnack, Kerry, Olam, Kutas, Intersnack, ITC, Jayanti, Griffith Foods, Sabater, Euroma, Nedspice, Verstegen and many more valuable partners (see These companies made a commitment to source their products sustainably and to make a positive impact on their value chains.

SSI has local chapters in Vietnam and India. SSI-India ( focusses on scalable, sustainable production and trade of food-safe mainstream Indian spices for local and global markets. At this moment SSI-India comprises all SSI members above based in India as well as Kancor, Synthite, Nestle India, Akay, Nani and WSO. Together they develop collective sustainability projects while also investing in individual programs, promoting the adoption of better working conditions and sustainable agricultural practices.


SSI members share the believe that in today’s environment sustainability needs to be part of their long-term strategy. This not only to secure sufficient products for future use, but also to recognize that in a connected global society business can only be successful if it is inclusive and responsible.

Members of SSI have committed to the following objectives:

To strive for a fully sustainable spice production and trade in the sectorTo reach at least 25% sustainable sourcing in at least top 3 product categories by 2025To achieve or exceed 10% absolute growth for top 3 product categories by 2021

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