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Commitment

Actions speak louder than words.

We are committed to igniting change within the industry as a pioneer in eco initiatives. These are just some of the ways we’re helping to make a difference.

Plant derived formulations

By sourcing as many ingredients as we can from renewable and sustainable sources, we’re able to continue to improve our formulations and replace synthetically-obtained ingredients as we discover the availability of new plant-based alternatives.

 

Recycled packaging

At every opportunity, Natures Organics has maintained its commitment to producing products using recycled materials.

Currently, we use a yearly average of 1483 tonnes of recycled PET plastic and 127 tonnes of recycled HDPE plastic to produce bottles used in our product range. All of our bottles are recyclable after use, which creates an ‘endless bottle’ possibility.

We also use 100% recycled materials for our cartons and 95% recycled materials to produce the cardboard packaging for our dishwasher tablets and laundry powder.

Natures Organics & the Australian Packaging Covenant

Natures Organics is a proud signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant. We are dedicated to being part of the change leading to businesses designing more sustainable packaging while also increasing recycling rates and reducing packaging waste.

Choose Cruelty Free

Natures Organics never tests on animals or uses animal ingredients, and we are adamant that our suppliers also meet these strict standards.

We are certified Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) – an independent, not-for-profit organisation that actively promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle. Choose Cruelty Free certifies companies who are dedicated to producing products that have not been tested on animals and do not contain ingredients that have been tested on animals.

In order to be able to export personal care products to China, it is required that they are tested on animals before being sold. Consequently, Natures Organics has chosen not to export our personal care products to China until this rule is abolished.

Solar Panel installation

Natures Organics has invested in a roof-mounted solar system to source sustainable energy and reduce our impact on the environment. These panels will reduce our carbon emissions by around 750 tonnes each year.

The installation of our solar system shows our serious commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and we will continue to develop and implement more solar projects into the business in the future.

Managing Director, Justin Dowel.

Sustainable Palm Oil

Natures Organics started using ingredients derived from palm oil and palm kernel oil many year ago in order to move away from a reliance on petrochemicals and animal-derived ingredients. As cleaning and personal care manufacturers were the main users of palm-based ingredients at that time, the supply and demand for this oil was stable. The existing plantations were able to keep up with global demand without the need to encroach on the fragile and unique ecosystems coexisting alongside. With technological advances over the last 20 years palm oil has become a cheap and renewable alternative for many other industries including food and biofuel production. Palm oil has proven to be a high-yielding crop that contributes to poverty alleviation in developing countries. As a result, the area of palm oil plantations has been expanding at a rapid rate and is threatening tropical forests and the rights of local people and workers. Natures Organics is actively working toward minimising our reliance on palm derived ingredients as much as technology allows at this time. The complete removal of palm derived ingredients from all products is the ultimate goal but is currently not a reality that we can achieve. Whilst we have managed to remove all palm derived ingredients from some of our products, we actively continue to trial ingredients derived from cottonseed, wheat and rapeseed. We will continue to invest in research and development into innovative, sustainable raw materials as palm oil replacements. In line with our environmental and social responsibility ethics, we require full traceability in our palm oil and palm kernel oil sourcing back to the plantation. We are committed to ensuring our sourcing goes a step above and beyond RSPO certification to guarantee that our ingredients are not linked with deforestation and/or human rights issues and violations. Natures Organics are partnered with The Forest Trust (TFT), an international not-for-profit organisation, enabling us to fully trace the source of our palm oil derived ingredients through our supply chain. TFT focus on products and supply chains to bring about more responsible sourcing, helping communities and companies deliver responsible products and transforming product stories by working with the producers on the ground to find pragmatic solutions to improve practices.

Our full palm oil sourcing policy can be viewed at this link on The Forest Trust website:
http://www.tft-earth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Natures-Organics-palm-oil-policy.pdf

For further information about The Forest Trust please go to:
http://www.tft-earth.org/

Did you know?

Solar Panel installation

Natures Organics has invested almost $3 million in a roof-mounted solar system to source sustainable energy and reduce our impact on the environment. These panels will reduce our carbon emissions by around 750 tonnes each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Natures Organics is accredited Choose Cruelty Free which means that none of our products or their ingredients have been tested on animals and none contain any animal ingredients.

Lately there has been media attention in regards to personal care products which are exported to China.  These products are required to be tested on animals before they are allowed to be sold in this market.  We have chosen not to export these products to China until this requirement is abolished.

http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au

We include preservatives in our products to avoid bacterial and fungal contamination. The growth of these microbes may lead to spoilage of the product but more importantly may expose the user to potential infections, especially those with compromised immune systems. The preservatives we use are included in the smallest amounts possible and we only use preservatives that have been assessed and accepted by European authorities. We regularly review our preservatives in use to ensure any new information that becomes available is taken into account and that we are using the most appropriate preservatives for our products. Until such a time as 100% plant derived technology becomes available, provides an effective result and is affordable, we have no choice but to continue to use these synthetic preservatives.  Many scientists believe that although there is a risk of allergic reactions from some of these types of ingredients, the risk to skin and eyes from using a contaminated product is considered to be even greater.

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