Tackling climate change – Viridian is a 93% plastic free company!
Caption: Viridian leads the way in its sustainability practices and green policies.
Driving sustainability and protecting the planet is at the heart of ethical vitamin company Viridian Nutrition’s mission.
From choosing sustainably grown ingredients, using recyclable packaging and bottles to selecting a renewable energy provider, Viridian is embedding an environmental approach in everything it does.
By taking responsibility and adopting earth positive actions to tackle climate change, Viridian has secured the Greenleaf Standard of Environmental Sustainability for reducing its environmental impact.
Conducted by sustainability experts Greenleaf TDG, the comprehensive environmental audit examines various aspects of an organisation, including emissions from materials usage, suppliers to creating digital and distribution footprints to provide an overall environmental business footprint.
Caption: Greenleaf certification.
In awarding the certification, Greenleaf TDG has recognised Viridian for its ‘outstanding achievement’ of being 93% plastic-free throughout its entire operations. Additionally, Greenleaf TDG has highlighted the company for taking ‘significant strides’ by transitioning to LED lighting fixtures and enhancing site insulation to bolster energy efficiency.
Among the environmental practices to lower its carbon footprint, Viridian scored highly in the report for the following areas for using:
- 100% renewable energy provider
- 100% LED lighting
- 100% company vehicles are hybrid
- 97% suppliers are UK based
- 93% plastic free in its entire operations.
Director of Greenleaf TDG Steve Bullen, said: “The evidence is clear. Viridian have invested in the reduction of their environmental impact. Being virtually plastic free, as well as using materials that can easily be recycled, brings real value to their customers before the product is considered.
“The value this brings before and after the customer uses the product is exactly the kind of attention to detail businesses need to consider in the modern context.
“We’re really excited about the future for Viridian, their existing infrastructure, combined with the leadership team’s appetite for sustainability, leaves them well placed to lead the way in the industry – if they aren’t already – when it comes to decarbonisation and environmental respect.”
Viridian Co-owner Holly Thallon Steenson, said: “We’re thrilled to receive the Greenleaf certification showing our commitment to environmental sustainability and for the recognition of being 93% plastic free in our entire operations.
“Viridian has been adopting an ‘earth-first’ approach from the very start, because nature gives us so much back to supporting our health. In fact, we believe the health of the planet is inextricably linked to the health of the individual.
“That means taking responsibility for our actions and reviewing our resources to tackle climate change. The Greenleaf certification allows us to consider how we can continue a greener and efficient way of working, by giving us a foundation to create a roadmap to offset our carbon footprint even further.”
The Viridian Environmental Impact Report is available here.