UniSpice is born in 1991 in Guatemala with the purpose of getting the end consumer as close as possible to the grower. Our first shipment was only of 500 pounds; today, we export more than 18 million pounds of value-added vegetables around the world.
Since the day UniSpice was founded, three are the values that have helped us accomplish our mission: “Always growing”, “never give up”, and “The impossible will be challenged”.
Between our great team, perfect geographic location, and the use of the latest technology on the field and in our production facilities, UniSpice has been able to serve the most demanding customers around the world.
Thanks to our commitment to continuous improvement, all our processes are regularly verified and audited through the following worldwide certifications:
Global GAP – UniSpice was one of the first companies in Guatemala to obtain this certification in 2004 (it used to be called Eurep GAP). This norm is part of GFSI.
This shows UniSpice´s commitment to food safety, environment, biodiversity, health, and wellbeing the fields.
BRC – (British Retail Consortium) The most rigorous norm in the world that includes food safety, quality, and legality. UniSpice has had this certification for 8 consecutive years with the highest grade, Grade A.
Fair Trade – UniSpice and its suppliers are certified Fair Trade, this certification guarantees that all commercial relationships are carried out in a just and transparent manner.
BSCI – UniSpice was the first company in Guatemala to be certified with this certification, which is a complete protocol of social responsibility, work environment safety, and fair wages.
C-TPAT – (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) UniSpice fulfills 100% of their requirement that guarantees safety and reliability.
UniSpice also complies with custom-made certifications required by certain customers. Unispice has great commitment towards the environment. In addition to what all certifications require regarding the environment, we have initiatives such as UniSpice´s “BEE-FRIENDLY“ for the reduction of neocotinoides that could affect bee population.
Regarding governance, UniSpice has a strict code of ethics supervised by an ethics committee, a solid management structure, and a department dedicated to ensure its compliance.
UniSpice truly believes in sustainability and entrepreneurship. A perfect example of this is a model that we call “UniSpice´s Agricultural Communities”. We bring together small growers into a big farm where they are taught about entrepreneurship, business management, food safety, food security, and good agricultural practices. They also have access to the latest technology in order to increase productivity and improve quality. By being united in this community, they have the advantages of large growers.
Currently, UniSpice grows in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua with alliances in Chile and Africa.
Twenty-three years of continuous improvement have led UniSpice to the global position it currently has, selling value-added products to the U.S., Canada, UK, Holland, Germany, Finland, Denmark, and most of the other European countries.
Our mission: Continuous growth for our suppliers, customers, collaborators, and partners.