The activity of extracting the chiclé is a completely sustainable social and ecological process. It is 100 % natural as the extraction is performed on trees which have their birth and natural development in forests without human intervention. The extraction process does not harm the trees.
Through a rigorous eco-forestry control system, the Ministry of Ecology only selects and permits individuals to be involved in the harvesting who have been through special studies/education. Hereby the local chicleros are supported and a strong native culture maintained.