People sometimes ask us why organic? But the truth is there never was a why for us. Organic is our baseline for sustainability and is at the heart of all we do - it is part of a holistic approach to growing and harvesting ingredients, which looks after our soil, enriches our wildlife, boosts our health and protects our planet for generations to come.
In an industry where claims are unregulated, third party certification offers an guaranteed layer of trust - a mark of approval that what a company says it stands for really does mean that.
Our organic certification is our assurance to you that our products meet the highest standards of quality, purity and transparency throughout the entire seed to skin chain. It means that we are annually audited by the Soil Association to meet their requirements for organically grown ingredients, environmentally-sound manufacturing processes and sustainable sourcing of packaging.
What Organic Means
Yes to: up to 60% higher levels of antioxidants; sustainably grown and biodegradable ingredients; transparent manufacturing processes; minimal packaging with maximum recyclable content; land that is managed with nature in mind; good soil management; clean waterways; increased carbon sequestration; farms that support up to 70% more wildlife.
No to: animal testing; GMOs; toxic agrochemicals; nanoparticles; parabens; phthalates; synthetic colours, dyes and fragrances; unsustainable land management, polluted waterways; loss of wildlife.
Organic Beekeeping Practices
Our organic logo is especially important to us as it's our promise to you that all of our bee ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced. This means the integrity of the honeybee colony is not compromised when we work with the bees.
- We site our apiaries in areas of wild or organically farmed land that is free from the toxic pesticides, herbicides and fungicides that harm bees and often contaminate the compounds they produce
- The rich forage that the bees enjoy also provides them with a varied diet of nectars and pollens, and allows them to self-medicate. We never treat the bees with antibiotics.
- We allow the honeybee colony to behave naturally without the need to rely on human inputs. We don't strip the colony of all its natural resources and we always leave the bees with plenty of honey to overwinter.
- We allow the colony to reproduce and swarm naturally. We do not treat them with artificial hormones to stimulate the queen to lay early and we never clip her wings to prevent swarming.
You can find out more about the projects we promote to protect bees and our planet in Our Environmental Work.