"To be green is to be true to heart, to be evergreen is to be one with nature"
- Zelda Magii
In a real sense we derive our name from this mantra and the word nature itself : Nature's company -viz Natco
Food is one of the three sources of life and nurturing the environment sustains us all. A healthy and satisfying lifestyle cannot be achieved at the individual level only; it must be part of a wider community ambition.
Natco Foods is proud to be a pioneer in the natural foods business and united with our longstanding passion for and expertise in wholefoods, is our commitment to environmentally aware policies.
We focus on the provenance of our products, many of which are organic and fair trade, and we work to support the communities where we purchase from in this endeavour.
We have set our sights on continuously improving our sourcing, our production and our delivery of quality natural, healthy wholefoods to our valued customers. Fundamental to this goal is the reduction of our carbon footprint. Whilst many have stated aspirations, we have translated these into deeds as below.
Goodbye BMW, Hello Hybrid !!
The company has replaced its entire fleet of Salesperson vehicles with hybrid cars: reducing our emissions.
Our teams crisscross the country as ambassadors for healthy eating and healthy environments. We believe we may be the only food company in Europe to have taken this step.
Nestled in the Buckinghamshire countryside, the Natco home sits on eleven acres of farmland that we recently restored to wild flower meadow, with perimeter planting of more than 930 new trees and shrubs.
We determined to plant only native flora making our workplace a haven for native species of birds and butterflies.
Here at Natco, we believe in bright new ideas. In a world of shared responsibilities, we believe new ideas are necessary for progress. So in 2010 we ecogised our lighting at our Buckingham premises saving enough energy to power your home until 2130. Our new LED bulbs are 88% more energy efficient than the old ones.
The energy saving per year equates to providing electricity to 300 typical three bedroom homes!!
In keeping with the 2010 Copenhagen Energy Summit and in terms of our carbon dioxide emissions, we are slicing 271 tonnes annually from our previous emissions of 293 tonnes per year. This means that lighting will contribute a cool 22 tonnes of CO2 only each year. On top of this our new LEDs have a life span of 80,000 hours, which means they won’t need replacing for more than 20 years!
Green Waste not!
Our cardboard packaging is meticulously crushed, baled and recycled and we are continuously seeking to reduce the amount of packaging we use.
It does not end here, we have set ambitious goals for 2012 and will share these as we achieve them on our update page.