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Environmental Initiatives

At Wellness Foods, we are committed to fueling our bodies with the very best. Likewise, we are committed to making sure our company maintains the lowest possible impact on our planet.

 

Office Life:

Wellness Foods continues to strive to reduce its ecological footprint as much as possible. We have simple rules that continue to ensure our office is as environmentally friendly as possible.

  • Printing: Printing is done only when absolutely necessary, so that we have minimum paper waste. All the paper we do use is made from one hundred percent recycled paper.
  • Recycling: We maintain a recycling bin, scrap paper bin, and compost bin, to reduce the amount of garbage we throw out.
  • Kitchen: Within our office, we also do not use any disposable cups, plates, bowls, or utensils. Instead we have actual kitchenware that is washed and reused like a household kitchen.
  • Conservation: Employees are also reminded to turn off lights and computers when they are not being used to minimize our electrical consumption.

 

Product Demonstrations:

The Simply Bar demo team is instructed on the importance of our product sampling and event participation being as environmentally friendly as possible.

  • We utilize completely biodegradable sampling cups.
  • The table cloths we use are never thrown out; they are washed and reused.
  • We do not use disposable knives or plates at our product tasting but instead each demo person is equipped with a chopping board and kitchen knife.
  • The bags we use to transport items to product demonstrations are reusable bags made out of one hundred percent recycled material.
  • We even encourage our demo staff to take public transportation, walk, or bike to locations rather then driving.

 

Manufacturing:

  • Our manufacturing plant is a Bull Frog Powered company. This means that they are held directly accountable for their energy consumption. The Bull Frog system measures their usage each month and taxes them based on their electrical consumption. This ensures that the plant is not wasteful and continues to be mindful of their ecological footprint.

 

Sourcing Ingredients:

  • At Wellness Foodsm we are extremely proud of our outstanding ingredient selection. We will always source and purchase only all natural non-GMO ingredients. This fact not only demonstrates the quality of our products, but also shows our concern for the environmental impact of the ingredients within our bars.

 

Packaging:

  • The Simply Bar box is made from 100% recycled paper fibers with a minimum of 35% post-consumer content.
  • We also reuse all boxes and packing materials in which items are delivered to our office for packing up our own outbound shipments.

 

Transit:

At Wellness Foods, we use three methods to reduce our overall carbon emissions:

  • Public Transit Commuting: Our office is located directly on the main transit line and all workers are encouraged to use public transit to commute to the office. Incentives such as monthly subway passes are provided for employees who do continue to use transit to commute to the office.
  • Remote Working: Wellness Foods also encourages remote working from home for those employees who live far away and not on the subway line. This means they will work from home most days and only travel into the city when it is necessary.
  • Green Transit: We also have a bicycle at the office for small trips around the area.

 

Future Initiatives:

We are always exploring different, new, and innovative methods to make our company more eco-friendly. We continue to search for the greenest ingredients possible to use in our bars, as what we manufacture is our biggest contribution to our footprint.

These are some specific things we are looking at for the future:

  • Corn based bar wraps
  • No plastic wrap on our boxes