Since its creation, Natural Origins aims to offer a botanical garden accessible to all. What would happen to the world if growing botanical ingredients were to damage natural resources?
How would it be possible to offer a botanical garden accessible to everyone if the men and the women who maintain it aren’t respected?
For these reasons amongst others, choosing sustainable ingredient sourcing is an obvious solution.
A commitment supporting sustainable development
For over ten years, Natural Origins’ teams have been working every day to offer the best botanical ingredients while fully respecting the environment and mankind.
This choice of sustainable ingredient sourcing is part of a comprehensive approach in favour of sustainable development, or as defined in the Brundtland report published by the United Nations in 1987: a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
An approach recognised by the For Life label
Natural Origins’ approach is supported by the For Life program and aims at recognising and encouraging companies’ contribution to sustainable development issues. All issues are considered by assessing their corporate environmental responsibility, their social commitment, their impact on local development and their respect for consumers.
In other words, the For Life certification is focused on all aspects related to the corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Natural Origins, which has been certified as a sustainable company since 2007, handles ingredient sourcing activities in the belief that it is possible to respect the environment while moving forward together and creating value. This balance needs to be built on all steps of the supply chain and involve all stakeholders, including partners, clients, suppliers, harvesters, and the local administration amongst others;
An example of sustainable ingredient sourcing: the harpagophytum chain in Namibia