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We're passionate organic pioneers. We always have been; we always will be.
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.
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.
We're veggie through-and-through, and mostly vegan, too.
We've been bringing foodies reliably delicious organic food for more than quarter of a century.
For us, uncompromising commitment to great taste underlines it all.
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.
We aim to leave the smallest trace possible throughout our supply chain, by maximising use and minimising waste.
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!
We are actively seeking alternatives where plastic is used
Where it is not we are seeking alternatives
That's 1 tonne of CO2 and 10 trees saved at Biona HQ
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.
That’s 17,131 cases of surplus food delivered to frontline charities instead of going to waste
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.
Nearly half of our products are produced with 100% renewable energy.
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.
Biona HQ is powered by 100% renewable energy
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.
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.
Everything we make is organic, ensuring we maintain and restore the natural balance in the ecosystems we're part of.
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.
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.
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.
We've always been proudly vegetarian with a focus on health-ful plant-based foods.
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.
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.
From small animals down to microbes, wildlife benefits from organic farming.
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.
We are responsible for
We've been spreading our organic ways for over 35 years
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
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
Our staff love their Biona benefits, from healthy team lunches, access to free stock and flexible hours
Your body deserves to be fuelled by food that is the best nature has to offer, free from harmful chemicals and bursting with antioxidants
All of our food products in cans are free from BPA, pesticides and fungicides
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.
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.
City Harvest collects nutritious excess food from all segments of the food industry, which they deliver to organizations that provide meals to vulnerable people across the UK. And they're making quite the impact. Volunteers have delivered over 14 million meals to people facing hunger, saving over £18 million of food going to waste!