OUR FIRST COMMITMENT IS TO PRODUCE ONLY ORGANIC PRODUCTS AND THIS SINCE 1976.
ORGANIC FOR GOOD HEALTH AND ABOVE ALL FOR THE EARTH.
- The company made the carbon footprint of its activity in the first half of 2009 to determine the efforts needed to reduce its environmental footprint.
That are the packaging and in particular the glass jars that most impact the study. Jean Hervé decided to pack its dried fruits and the powders in pot PET, which thanks to their lightness made it possible to reduce significantly the carbon footprint in transport of finished products, and this packaging has the advantage to be practical, reusable and recyclable.
- Jean-Hervé also bought 43 hectares of forest and takes care of the management of it in order to cover its needs of wood to feed the "poêlettes" that are used to toast the dried fruits .
- In 2010, the company finished the expansion of its further manufacturing area (1300 m²) covered with photovoltaic panels (500m2).
In 2013, the new cold room is covered with 250m2 of solar panels and in 2015, the new storage building provides additional 1000 m2 of panels.
The 3 parcels permit to cover in total 25% of the electricity need of the company.
- Kraft bags distributed during exhibitions or in our shop are made from recycled food cartons, with water ink and don't contain any solvents.
- Our catalogs are printed on a PEFC certified paper, with solvant-free ink. All our documents are printed on recycled paper.
- All the cleaning products we use are organic and certified Nature & Progress.
- Waste from our operations are hazelnuts and sesame skin. The hazelnut skin is used to protect trees like mulching and the sesame skin is sold to a local organic pig breeder.
- The out of date products or close to expiration, but still correct are donated to a nearby convent, and feed chicken or other animals.
- We are installing a heat recovery system of the "poelette" that will provide hot water for the machines and our "dish washer" (that wash the storage boxes)