Sustainability

 

Sustainability

Nature’s loves nature and this passion inspires our work every day.

There are many projects for the environment to which Nature’s is firmly committed, to limit the environmental impact of production.

Zero Impact®

The company adheres to Zero Impact®, the LifeGate project that calculates, reduces and compensates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by people, events, products and companies, helping create and protect growing forests.

Zero Impact Ambassador®

From among the over 1,000 companies that took part in the project, due to its efforts in terms of sustainability and its support for the Zero Impact® project over the years, LifeGate selected Nature’s as the winner of the “Ambasciatore Impatto Zero 2014”(Zero Impact Ambassador) award for 2014.

Recycling

Nature’s recycles packaging materials and uses cardboard instead of plastic in packaging fillers. It also promotes initiatives for recycling used packaging in stores and with consumers.

Clean energy

At its headquarters, Nature’s has installed a photovoltaic system with 300 polycrystalline solar panels, capable of producing about 60 kWh and thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 36 tonnes a year.

Furthermore, Bios Line gets its electric energy supply from renewable sources that are DNV certified (Det Norske Veritas Statement).

Use of FSC paper

For its printing materials (catalogues, price lists, brochures, promotional leaflets, etc.) and shipments’ packages Nature’s uses FSC paper, i.e. paper from forests managed according to environmentally sustainable principles and certified according to Forest Stewardship Council standards.

Local suppliers

Nature’s is committed to choosing local suppliers, or at least ones that are as close as possible to the company site, in order to reduce waste and limit the production of CO2 emissions.

FRAME

Nature’s intends to promote the knowledge and clarity of the information with regard to animal testing. The total ban on testing and marketing cosmetic ingredients and products tested on animals came into force all over the European Union on 11 March 2013 with the new cosmetic regulations No. 1223/2009. After a long process of gradual bans that lasted almost 20 years, the official NO to all tests on animals in the cosmetic sector finally came into being. To guarantee quality, effectiveness and product safety for customers, Nature’s uses methods other than tests on animals, carrying out in vitro or dermatological tests in co-operation with the best Italian universities and supports FRAME – Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (www.frame.org.uk).
FRAME focus on finding, researching and promoting alternatives to animals and are working towards a world where non-animal methods are accepted as scientific best practice. The charity is dedicated to the development of new, valid and ethical scientific methods that will replace the need for laboratory animals in research.