Rural communities engaging in the collection of natural resources such as lemon grass, mushrooms, chirata, thingye, pipla etc. must adhere to government approved Community Forestry Management Plans (CFMPs) clearly defining collection areas and collection quantities. Bio Bhutan shall only purchase lemon grass oil from approved CFMPs. The amount of oil purchased by Bio Bhutan shall be in line with the maximum harvest capacity of the approved collection area in order to avoid over harvest of the grass. The maximum number of cuts per area and season shall not exceed two cuts.
All oil purchased by Bio Bhutan must be organic certified according to the EU standards. The oil will be tested at the collection point for any kind of adulteration.
price negotiations between the distillers and the representative of Bio Bhutan take place prior to the distillation season.