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Gustus Vitae Condiments Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet Gourmet Spice & Salt Company Deepens Environmental Commitment

VENICE, Calif., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Gustus Vitae Condiments has joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate at least 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.

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"As a conscious and sustainable company, partnering with an organization like 1% for the Planet just makes sense. In conjunction with our other initatives like switching to recycled paper for our lables, or sourcing American-made tin for our packaging, we're active members of our local commities and are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact," says Francis Scanlon, CEO.

"Signing on to 1% for the Planet shows that Gustus Vitae Condiments has a strong commitment to investing in sustainability efforts," says Terry Kellogg, CEO. "They're using business as a tool to engage and motivate their stakeholders while partnering with environmental organizations that complement their brand. We're excited to welcome Gustus Vitae Condiments to our global network."

Members of 1% for the Planet contribute at least one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved non-profit environmental organizations in the network. Non-profits are approved based on referrals, track record and sustainability focus. Over 3,000 non-profits worldwide are currently approved.

"Being a brand that's used and trusted by home cooks and chefs, we feel a deep sense of responsibility for ensuring that our products are all natural, healthy, unrefined, and made from responsibly sourced ingredients. 1% for the Planet membership cements our position as an eco-conscious company, dedicated to sharing the magic of cooking," comments Scanlon.

About Gustus Vitae Condiments

Gustus Vitae Condiments' mission is to share the magic of cooking. Their line of artisan spices, salts, and fine condiments is used and loved by chefs and home cooks alike to naturally enhance their cooking. All products are individually inspected for quality before being hand signed by our master blender. For more information go to: www.gustusvitae.com

About 1% for the Planet

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a platform of credibility and engagement for environmentally conscious brands that are truly committed to making a positive impact with their business. This growing global movement of over 1,200 member companies in 45 countries donate one percent of annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

Media Contact: Francis Scanlon, Gustus Vitae Condiments, (424) 229-2367, info@gustusvitae.com

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