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The Biona Promise

From the ground up

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Organic

We're passionate organic pioneers. We always have been; we always will be.

Ethical

Our responsibilities as a company aren’t an afterthought. From conception to consumption nothing but love and care goes into our products. We look out for the soil and wildlife as well as all the people involved in bringing our products to you.

Family-run

As a family-run company, we view every person involved in Biona as part of our extended family. Like any family, our shared values inform the decisions we make and how we show up in the world.

Vegetarian

We're veggie through-and-through, and mostly vegan, too.

Trusted

We've been bringing foodies reliably delicious organic food for more than quarter of a century.

Great Taste

For us, uncompromising commitment to great taste underlines it all.

HOW WE DO THINGS

We tread as lightly as possible on the Earth by reducing our impact on the environment.
We bring the greatest possible benefit for Earth's inhabitants through respect.
We respond to the needs in our community and environment.

REDUCING

WASTE

We aim to leave the smallest trace possible throughout our supply chain, by maximising use and minimising waste.

Plastic & Packaging

We're on a mission to find the best way to get our products to you. Yes, we need packaging, but we are always looking for innovative ways to make it more earth-friendly. A switch to paper bags for our spelt pasta and rice products is already in the pipe-line, and we're pledging to develop all new product packaging as plastic-free or fully-recyclable.

Making it easier for you to make friends with your recycling bin!

OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE PLASTIC FREE

We are actively seeking alternatives where plastic is used

OF OUR PRODUCT PACKAGING IS RECYCLABLE

Where it is not we are seeking alternatives

OFFICE WASTE RECYCLED LAST YEAR

That's 1 tonne of CO2 and 10 trees saved at Biona HQ

Food Waste

The UK has a serious food waste issue. The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimate we chuck away 7 million tonnes of food a year, most of which is usable. With so many families using food banks, this is a truly shocking statistic. Worse still, food waste accounts for 8% of our greenhouse gas emissions.

We believe that the answer lies in helping to get that perfectly good food to people that want or need it. We work with partners to do just that, and also offer stock to our staff, preventing as much waste as we can.

By choosing Biona, you're helping reduce waste while getting good food to great causes.

CASES OF FOOD DONATED TO THE FELIX PROJECT IN 2019 AND 10,081 CASES DONATED IN 2018

That’s 17,131 cases of surplus food delivered to frontline charities instead of going to waste

CARBON FOOTPRINT

We keep an eye on our CO2 emissions all the way from production to distribution. As a consumer, you're stepping in the carbon footprints of the brands you buy.

Reducing our carbon footprint helps
you keep yours down, too.

OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED WITH RENEWABLE RESOURCES

Nearly half of our products are produced with 100% renewable energy.

AIR MILES

We never use air freight, which causes 40-50 times the CO2 emissions of sea freight. We only ever import our ingredients by land and sea.

OUR OFFICE SAVES

OF CO2 EVERY YEAR

Biona HQ is powered by 100% renewable energy

AIR MILES

We replaced our fleet in 2019 with trucks that emit 80% less particulate matter and 50% nitrogen oxides. They use less fuel and emit less CO2, too.

DISRUPTION TO THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Organic farming doesn’t rely on artificial pesticides or fertilisers, meaning we are able to significantly reduce water and soil contamination allowing wildlife to thrive.

We work with nature not against it.

A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR YOU AND OUR PLANET

Healthy food has its roots in healthy soil. Organic farming supports healthy living soil that is more resistant to drought, floods and consequently the impacts of climate change, as well as providing a home for 50% more wildlife than non organic farms.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCTS

Everything we make is organic, ensuring we maintain and restore the natural balance in the ecosystems we're part of.

RESPECTING

ANIMALS & WILDLIFE

We value our cohabitants here on Earth as much as we do each other. We're invested in looking out for their future, too.

You can rest assured that we don't compromise on animal welfare.

Palm Oil

For orangutans, pygmy elephants and Sumatran rhinos, the deforestation driven by palm oil production equals the destruction of their habitats and the decimation of their species.

Always responsibly sourced

Only 3% of our products contain a small amount of palm oil, which is always sustainably sourced. We're in the process of further reducing our use.

Vegetarian

We've always been proudly vegetarian with a focus on health-ful plant-based foods.

of products are vegan / 100% are vegetarian

All our products come from sources that uphold the highest organic animal welfare standards. For example, our olives are always harvested by mechanical means and our coconuts hand harvested by skilled workers.

Polinator Promoting

Our growers and suppliers follow stringent guidelines for organic certification of everything we make. We also give free wildflower seed packs at events to really look out for our buzzy little friends.

pesticides

From small animals down to microbes, wildlife benefits from organic farming.

SOIL

Caring for our planet starts from the ground up. The improvement to the soil quality has knock-on benefits for the ecosystem and the food you eat.

You're helping us return more and more land to how it should be.

All our products are certified by The Organic Food Federation

We are responsible for

of organically farmed land

We've been spreading our organic ways for over 35 years

PEOPLE

From the people that choose our products (that’s you!) to the people that steward the journey of those products from the field to the shelf, wellbeing underpins everything we do.

A global community

Traceability

Traceability

Not only do we ensure the highest standards of our food, we ensure ethical practices in the employment of everyone involved in bringing it from field or tree to your plate

Staff

Extended
Family

Our staff love their Biona benefits, from healthy team lunches, access to free stock and flexible hours

You

Your body deserves to be fuelled by food that is the best nature has to offer, free from harmful chemicals and bursting with antioxidants

Nasty Free

All of our food products in cans are free from BPA, pesticides and fungicides

RESPONDING

We work with a number of organisations each year whose values align with ours in responding to the needs of our community and our planet.

YEARS WORKING WITH THE
FELIX PROJECT

We are committed to helping tackle the problem of food waste while serving our local community.

Good food that does good.

The charities we've worked with

Garden Organic is a charity that aims to get everyone growing 'the organic way'. Their work includes educating, campaigning, research and community initiatives, all focusing around the core belief that growing organically is best for our families, plants and wildlife.

Trees for Cities works nationally and internationally to bring volunteers together in re-greening our cities: creating healthier environments, revitalising spaces and making lasting change.

Chefs in Schools provide guidance, training and chefs to schools that want to feed and teach their pupils about a delicious and healthy diet. These guys are revolutionising the food, food culture and food education in schools to lay the foundations for a lifetime of healthy and happy eating.

The Felix Project helps feed communities in London by delivering surplus food (food that cannot be sold) from the food industry (that's us!) to over 350 frontline charities and schools. In the last 8 months alone, they've delivered food for 10 million meals!

Fareshare believe that no good food should go to waste. They distribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals for vulnerable people. To date they have redistributed over 24,000 tonnes of food to charities which equates to over 57 million meals.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about our responsibilities, you can get in touch with us by clicking the button below.

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