Vision, Mission, Core Values, Brand Promise

Our Vision

Inspired by Hawaii’s state motto, “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness” ("Ua Mau ke Ea o ka `Āina i ka Pono”), we envision a Hawaii where all people “Cherish the land and live in health and harmony” (E Mālama I Ka `Āina, E Ola Pono).

Our Mission

We serve Hawaii by…

  • Providing high-quality, local, fresh, organic & natural foods and related products
  • Offering friendly and knowledgeable service in well-merchandized stores
  • Sharing a wealth of information about healthy living

Our Core Values

Our Core Values and Hawaiian Principles reflect what is truly important to us.  They guide us, and are the basis for our actions, as we fulfill our mission and work towards attaining our vision.  

Our Company Values

  • Local – As a local company, serving Hawaii since 1977, we support local farmers and businesses, and actively promote healthy and sustainable living within Hawaii’s island communities. 
  • Fresh – We are committed to providing the freshest products possible, from our farm fresh produce to our deli foods made from scratch.
  • Organic – We are dedicated to promoting delicious and nutritious foods that are produced sustainably using organic farming methods that are good for the environment.
  • Natural – We provide natural foods, supplements, and body care products that are minimally processed and are free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and other added chemicals.
  • Vegetarian – We believe that the single most important thing an individual can do for their health, for the environment, and for the sake of the innocent animals, is to adopt a vegetarian diet.  We do not sell meat, fish, poultry, eggs, or their by-products.  

Our Hawaiian Principles

  • Aloha – We aspire to live in peace, love, and harmony with others.
  • Mālama – We encourage everyone to take care of themselves, each other, and the `āina (the land).
  • Pono – We strive to do what is right, acting with a sense of responsibility and duty.
  • `Ohana – We help foster a feeling of family and community within Hawaii Nei (the islands of Hawaii).
  • `Āina – We respect and appreciate Hawaii’s land; its beauty and natural resources nurture and sustain us.

Our Brand Promise:

“Customers can trust that at Down to Earth they will find a wide selection of high-quality local, fresh, organic and natural foods and products; that they will be served by knowledgeable and friendly team members in well-merchandized stores; and that they will be provided with opportunities to learn about healthy and sustainable living.” Mark Fergusson
Down to Earth Chief Organic Officer (CEO/CFO)

© 2014 Down to Earth Organic & Natural

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