Sunergia

Rating
CompanySunergia Soyfoods
LocationCharlottesville, VA
Productsseasoned tofu, cheese alternatives
Market AreaNationwide and Canada
Web Sitewww.sunergiasoyfoods.com
Total Score865

Sunergia is a family business, and readily shared its sourcing information. We were able to confirm that all organic soybeans in their tofu products are grown on North American family farms.

They write: “Sunergia is a small family owned business that strives to manufacture and bring to market unique products of the highest quality. Our goals for our products are first, to make them delicious, so that they appeal to people, and that they are enjoyable and desirable to eat. We make vegetarian products, so our second goal is to make our products with no animal sourced ingredients, including all meats and dairy, as we believe that a vegetarian diet is healthiest as well as having the least impact on the planet. Third, we strive to use the most organic ingredients possible, our seasoned tofu is 100% organic and our cheese alternatives are 95% +. We believe that organically grown ingredients have more nutrition, less residues of pollutants, and better taste, than conventionally grown choices.”

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1000)865
4-Bean Rating | Excellent
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
80Family Business
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
100100% Organic Purchases
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure of Information for Verification
100Full and open disclosure
Reflects the integrity of the company’s chosen organic certifying organization.
Organic Certifier
100Quality Certification Services and OCIA
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
100100% Organic Products
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
Manufacturing
90Products are manufactured by a copacker with full disclosure
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
80Copackers source 100% directly from North American farmers
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
40no testing; in the process of developing a testing system
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
Flavors
7580% non-organic 20% organic
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
100none used