The fight against climate change and the preservation of biodiversity are at the core of our concerns. By constantly questioning ourselves and our investment in this project, we demonstrate our sincere will to partake in the ecological transition. Based on the analysis of our carbon footprint, we have precisely defined the origins of greenhouse gas emissions and we are already working on real more or less long term solutions… Our CSR project task officer would like to present today the results of measuring the carbon footprint at Natural Origins along with recommendations on how to limit these greenhouse gas emissions.
The main sources of greenhouse gas emissions
What are the main greenhouse gas emissions sources identified further to this analysis?
The production of raw material:
″An important source is directly linked to our farm production. All crops generate greenhouse emissions since they require the use of resources, such as water or machines. This is why we privilege raw material from organic farming and when possible, artisanal procedures or picking wild plants naturally found in a given environment.″
″To ensure transparency, we have opted to share all emissions linked to our activity, even indirectly. Freight transport is part of this and is a real concern for the whole team. In effect, certain plants can only be grown in distinct regions of the world and must be imported after picking to guarantee their totum and their organoleptic qualities.
The heart of our business is to offer you these raw materials from all over the world, this necessarily involves transporting this merchandise, thus generating greenhouse gas emissions. We already have a policy aimed to privilege sea transport and limit air transport, while anticipating the demands of our clients. Without changing our activity, we are thinking about solutions to further limit these gas emissions while pursuing our mission to offer you nature’s hidden treasures.″
Were you ″surprised″ by certain results?
« Overall speaking, no. Farm production and freight transport are at the core of our job. We were already aware of the impact that could have on the volume of greenhouse gas emissions. We expected these results and we are now thinking about managing and improving these factors while maintaining our activity. The source that surprised our team however was the impact of natural gas consumption. Indeed, if natural gas seems cleaner than petrol or coal, it is a resource which must be extracted, processed and transported, which has a considerable impact on the carbon footprint.».
The action plan
What are the levers to reduce or at least limit these gas emissions?
″This phase is still being reviewed but my mission now is to draw up recommendations to reduce emissions more or less long term with compromises between efficiency, cost and feasibility…
This will be translated by solutions including:
short term: inexpensive actions which can be set up quickly
medium term: waste management, electricity suppliers
long term: with more substantial investments and wider strategies ″.
There are numerous solutions to be set up but this summary is another step towards an ecological transition. We are happy to be able to share this progress with all our customers following a proactive approach. We are committed to implementing real measures to minimise our environmental impact…
Natural Origins proposes accompanying you in promoting your CSR commitments using its means and expertise.