Meet some of our greatest gum chums and finest candy comrades! We support and belong to these organizations because they foster social & economic justice, environmental sustainability, and good, clean fun.
Non-GMO Project Verified
Glee Gum is the world’s first gum to be Non-GMO Project Verified! GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other animals and plants. These experimental combinations of genes are still being researched. Verification signifies that all flavors of Glee Gum have been produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard— following rigorous best practices for the avoidance of genetically modified organisms, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination. Learn more at NonGMOProject.org.
International Kosher Council
All flavors of Glee Gum are certified kosher and pareve according to the highest level of kosher certification. Kosher foods comply with traditional Jewish dietary laws for preparation and processing and adhere to strict standards of quality and food safety. Look for the seal of certification from the International Kosher Council, an Orthodox certification program directed by Rabbi Zev Schwarcz. This certification applies all year, excluding Passover.
Look for the FAIRTRADE Certification Mark on our six flavors of Classic Glee Gum and on Make Your Own Gummies and Chocolate Kits! Fair Trade is all about a better deal for farmers and workers. When you see the Mark, it means that product meets the social, economic and environmental standards set by Fairtrade International. It represents an international system of alternative trade in which you can be sure that the farmers and workers have been paid a fair and stable price for their produce. Also exciting? It’s the first time this sweet sign has graced a pack of gum—ever! Learn More.
Green America is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors, and businesses to promote social justice and environmental sustainability. Green America’s Business Seal of Approval is granted to companies like Verve, inc. which operate in ways that support workers, communities, and the eco-system. In addition to receiving the seal, Verve recently won a Green America People & Planet Award. The prize enabled us to ship complimentary Make Your Own Candy Kits to 250 public school classrooms in the US.
Feingold Association of the United States
An organization of families and professionals founded in 1976, the Feingold® Association of the United States is dedicated to helping children and adults apply proven dietary techniques for better behavior, learning and health, and to generating public awareness of the potential role of foods and synthetic additives in behavior, learning and health problems. The Feingold Diet is a program that suggests cutting out artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, aspartame (the artificial sweetener found in most chewing gum), and the artificial preservatives BHA, BHT, TBHQ. All 9 flavors of Glee Gum and all 3 flavors of Glee Gum Pops are Feingold Diet-accepted and suitable for Feingold Diet Stage 2.
Women's Business Enterprise National Council
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) was founded in 1997. It has since become the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. Verve is proud to be a WBENC-certified woman-owned business!
Trees for the Future
Trees for the Future is an agroforestry resource center focused on bringing sustainable land management programs to developing countries. Verve, inc. is proud to partner with Trees for the Future in a tree planting program. With its tree planting initiatives in Central America, Trees for the Future helps to strengthen forests and cultivate sustainable communities. The chicle in Glee Gum is already derived from trees. This partnership is a way for us invest in keeping forests fertile for years to come.
The Intercultural Maya University of Quintana Roo (UIMQROO) is a public university in Mexico. Its mission is to contribute to social and economic development in the region of Quintana Roo and the Yucatán. All students learn in Spanish, Maya, and English while studying fields like agro-ecology, social entrepreneurship, and community health. And every summer, they apply their studies to real projects in the surrounding rural villages. We support students at this wonderful school, and will match your donation if you would like to do the same!