Highlights from our 2021 Supplier Code of Conduct:

Sustainable Development Goals, B Corporation Certification, Agricultural Certification, Woman-owned Business: Roshem Impact hereby formally commits to prioritize suppliers who meet some or all of the following guidelines:

That the Company’s suppliers are:

  • Working to achieve specific Sustainable Development Goals and can document progress in accordance with specific targets and indicators, with priority given to those that are working towards: Sustainable Development Goal 2: No Hunger, Sustainable Development Goal Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production;
  • B Corporation certified;
  • Measure and manage their impact according to recognized third-party standards;
  • Certified organic, biodynamic or regenerative organic;
  • Woman-owned businesses.

Supplier Diversity: Roshem Impact commits to prioritizing woman-owned business suppliers, Small and Medium Enterprises, Social Enterprises, minority-owned businesses, and veteran-owned businesses.

Third-Party Verification: Roshem Impact provides preference to companies that have been formally verified for their positive social impact by an independent third-party standard, such as the B Impact Assessment.

Underrepresented Groups: Roshem Impact provides preference to suppliers that have and maintain formal commitments to serve underrepresented groups within the suppliers’ local regions of operations.

Read our full Supplier Code of Conduct for 2021

Supplier Code of Conduct

Key Suppliers for 2021:

Shah Hemp – a Nepal-based social enterprise that recently completed a B Impact Assessment and is on the road to becoming a Certified B Corporation.

Dhiraj K. Shah and his wife Nivedita Banshal founded Shah Hemp Innoventures (SHIV) in September 2015. Dhiraj is a wireless communications engineer and Nivedita is a psychologist. Together, they work with local stakeholders to create meaningful employment, hemp-based housing, and unique craft products that support the development of their community.

SHIV manifests its mission-driven business model across four parallels: Crete, Craft, Natura and Works.

In collaboration with the International Hemp Building Association (IHBA), SHIVCrete built their first hemcrete wall with Steve Allin in February 2016 in Janakpur, Nepal. Since then, the team has been working extensively to adapt hempcrete to the local climate and socio-economic conditions. They have utilized over 40,000kg of wild hemp stalks for their construction projects, and by 2019, they had built 11,611 cubic feet of hempcrete walls, sequestering over 101,088kg of carbon. SHIVCrete provides complete natural construction solutions that incorporate hempcrete, from planning to project execution.

In 2016, SHIVCraft began decorticating hemp stalks to produce fiber for fabric, rope, paper, carpet, insulation, furnishings and construction. Every product has a story behind it shaped by local artisans and craftspeople.

SHIVNatura supports local farmers by developing a supply chain of abundant hemp seeds for skincare, soaps, and cold-pressed oil.

SHIVWorks processes hemp stalks, fibers and seeds into raw materials for product manufacturing. SHIV’s research and development on processing techniques has resulted in their ability to assemble equipment that supports the local economy. Their machines provide high-quality output for further processing units while remaining portable, durable and efficient.

FitoMit Tim Ltd. – we’ve partnered with FitoMit Tim Ltd., a woman-owned company that produces natural organic cosmetics and fertilizers for organic production. Roshem Impact is participating in the production of a cosmetics product brand in collaboration with Fito Mit Tim, to be distributed locally and regionally across Serbia, Europe and beyond.

Supplier Diversity

Roshem Impact is committed to creating an inclusive procurement process whereby Diverse Suppliers have equal access to procurement opportunities published by the company through formal channels and calls for proposals including those published on

Roshem Impact commits to assisting Diverse Suppliers throughout their business development processes, and by providing education, opportunities and resources through in-person and online programs, including those available through the platform.

Roshem Impact commits to implement, develop and maintain key metrics to assess the impact of the Supplier Diversity Policies, Goals and Objectives initiative and to communicate the results of such impact measurement and management to stakeholders on a regular basis.