“Once you start, you can’t stop – we have a long way to go and we don’t have a map but we do have a way to read the terrain and to take the next step, and then the next”
Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia
The above statement neatly sums up our approach to the environment and to sustainability. We are just starting out on this journey but we are fully committed to being the best we can, and we will work tirelessly to ensure we deliver on this vital goal.
One advantage in starting a business in 2020 is that we are all aware we must all take steps to reduce our consumption and to reuse and recycle our resources.
This has meant that we have focused on implementing these necessary steps from the beginning.
Our packaging is made from fully recycled and recyclable cardboard pulp which is free from toxic dyes, glues or bleach. All our other labels or stickers are printed using vegetable based ‘eco friendly’ inks on recycled and recyclable paper.
Organic farming by its very nature is kinder to the environment and does not pollute the soil or the air with chemical pesticides, so we are proud to work to this standard across the board, and we will never compromise on that.
We do not, and will never knowingly, use any products which have been air-freighted. We also ensure that any supplier we buy from offers packaging which is reusable and recyclable. We pay 10% more for our extra virgin olive oil to be packed in 5 Litre ‘BPA FREE' tins, which are much greener to reuse and recycle. We also buy as many of our ingredients in the largest size packs we can to reduce the packaging.
We are just getting started but one of our key goals is one day to be able to know our exact ‘carbon footprint’, and to be able to minimise that and support initiatives that help to offset our usage, and promote carbon reduction.