Take care
of nature

TakING care
of nature
for tomorrow

Engaged in a certification process

Nutrition & Santé is engaged in environmental certification procedures for its manufacturing sites (ISO 14001 standard v.15). It is the recognition by an outside and independent accredited agency of its commitment to sustainable manufacturing of “clean products” and “respectful of the environment”.
This process of permanent progress was initiated several years ago, the first, “Revel 2” factory, having been certified in 2008. Today, 6 out of 8 French production workshops have been certified, and we intend to extend it to all our remaining French sites and our two production units in Catalonia.

Engaged in a certification process

Nutrition & Santé is engaged in environmental certification procedures for its manufacturing sites (ISO 14001 standard v.15). It is the recognition by an outside and independent accredited agency of its commitment to sustainable manufacturing of “clean products” and “respectful of the environment”.
This process of permanent progress was initiated several years ago, the first, “Revel 2” factory, having been certified in 2008. Today, 6 out of 8 French production workshops have been certified, and we intend to extend it to all our remaining French sites and our two production units in Catalonia.

-56%
From 2011 to 2019, the volume of waste to be destroyed have been divided by more than 2 (-56%), equivalent to 460 tonnes on our 14 001 certified plants in France
76% of our packaging is recyclable or made with recycled materials
Between fifteen and twenty sorting channels on our certified sites to better recycle

Protect the environment

Nutrition & Santé has a waste reduction policy at source, through numerous recycling channels at all its production sites.

A fleet of vehicles with controlled CO2 emissions.

We have adopted a responsible purchasing charter covering the topic of employee transportation and thus limiting the emission rate to 117 grams of CO2.

In addition, particular attention is paid to the consumption of natural resources. Nutrition & Santé conducted some energy diagnostic audits at its 3 major sites in France to identify avenues for optimizing energy consumption.

Anxious to better preserve the environment and to contribute to the fight against climate change on its scale, the investments made in our units (more than 3 million per year since 2011) allow a better environmental performance in a context of growth.

Protect the environment

Nutrition & Santé did not wait until 30% of birds and 80% fewer insects were identified at European level to act. The company is developing concrete actions for biodiversity on several levels. A fair practice for these ecosystems that feed our future!

With our agricultural partners

Nutrition & Santé oversees a wheat and soybean crop program, side by side with historic farmers.

99% of our Gerblé recipes are made with 100% French wheat flour, grown according to practices favorable to biodiversity. For example, our 120 wheat farmer partners commit themselves to joining associations for the safeguarding of protected species in their region, such as the LPO (League for the Protection of Birds), or « Les demoiselles de la nuit » (protection of bats).

The commitment of the wheat farmer partners is also reflected in:

  • The distance of cultivated plots from any source of pollution
  • Zero insecticide during storage, provided by natural ventilation of the grains
  • The refusal of Glyphosate on our plants for 17 years
  • The protection of streams, hedges and isolated trees so that insects continue to nest there
  • Maintenance of roads in proximity to cultivated plots to protect pollinating insects

In March 2019, we launched the Objectif Terre program with 25 farmers from our CRC wheat flour partnership to support them in their conversion to Soil Conservation Agriculture. It is a 10-year project, in the 3 regions where we source our supplies, with organizational, technical and financial assistance through 4 economic and environmental interest groups (GIEE) created at the initiative of N&S… with the ambition that by 2029, 100% of our CRC flour volumes will come from Soil Conservation Agriculture!

Since the end of 2015, N&S has chosen to support the “Hey bees, welcome” program, supported by 40 farmers from the South West soybean sector.

About the program
« Hey bees, welcome »

With our agricultural partners

Improve the reception on their farms of polinnating insects.
Concretely, farmers commit themselves for a period of 5 years.

What are the objectives ?

  • To act to diversify the diet
  • To act to facilitate nesting
  • To act to preserve health

What are the tools of the program ?

  • Training between farmers
  • A simple diagnostic tool

What concrete actions?

  • Rotating honey crops
  • Planting hedge and wood flowering strips
  • Maintenance or creation of natural areas

A good organic offer for nature and for humans

Nearly 34% of Nutrition & Santé’s business in France is now labeled organic, 22% internationally. For more than 40 years, the growing development of our organic references has promoted the virtuous practices of organic farming that are beneficial to the preservation of our biodiversity.

Our interest in organic agriculture is simultaneously related to the environmental and social benefits it entails. Our organic approach is global by considering the ecological, fair and local dimensions in each of our Group decisions. The idea is not to respond to a trend of consumption but to lead a coherent approach in all its aspects.

The virtuous practices
of organic farming

Manual or mechanical weeding to preserve soil fertility
Exclusively organic fertilizers (no herbicides or chemical pesticides)
Crop rotation
Cultivation of legumes that capture nitrogen from the air without external input and enrich the soil.

On our sites...

The green spaces of Nutrition & Santé are eco-friendly!
The company pays particular attention to the maintenance of the natural areas of its production sites, most of which are in rural areas: no insecticides, manual or mechanical weeding, organic treatments if necessary … so many practices for the maintenance of the biodiversity.

To eco-design our products

Throughout the life cycle of its products, Nutrition & Santé focuses its efforts on the origin of raw materials, the choice of packaging and their recyclability, the energy resources involved, as well as the environmental impacts related to the manufacture and use of products. Since 2011, N&S has its own eco-design charter. Since 2018, any new product manufactured in our French plants and distributed in Europe, is evaluated in terms of eco-design.