Protecting and restoring the environment has always been at the heart and soul of Ascenta. Since we were founded in 2003, we’ve made sure that all our practices are environmentally sound: from energy conservation in the office to using recyclable packaging. We’re doing our small part to help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from a healthy environment.
In the office…
Our commitment to the environment begins every day before our team even arrives at work! Ascenta provides incentives to employees to encourage them to choose environmentally friendly transportation: carpooling, walking, or biking to work, and/or owning fuel-efficient vehicles or hybrids.
At the office, lights and temperatures are programmed to conserve energy and we use energy-efficient lighting. We carefully follow eco-purchasing criteria for office appliances and computers, and we minimize air travel by using conferencing technology for business meetings as much as possible. We love to get together for office potlucks and other food-centric events and make sure our food choices are local and organic.
At work, we avoid the use of chemicals, and choose environmentally-friendly cleaning products and natural inks. All office printer paper is 100% recycled, and electronic document sharing and duplex printing are encouraged. Composting and recycling are must-dos at our head office!
We’ve also teamed up with Bullfrog Power to reduce our carbon footprint. Bullfrog Power is a Canadian company that injects renewable energy onto local or regional grids, matching the amount of power used by homes and businesses. Bullfrog’s electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities certified by Environment Canada as low-impact. Check out what Bullfrog has to say about our partnership!
“Ascenta has made the choice for clean, renewable electricity since 2011. In that time, over 500 megawatts of power of have been put onto the grid on Ascenta’s behalf, reducing our carbon emissions footprint by 26 tonnes of CO2 per year, and helping support the development of new renewable energy projects across Canada.”
From what goes into our bottles to the packages themselves, we consider the environment.
We source the highest quality raw ingredients from sustainable, natural sources. We place great emphasis on sustainability to ensure that what’s here today isn’t gone tomorrow. Our oils are derived from sustainably harvested wild stocks that are closely regulated and monitored by government authorities. We have progressively worked toward diversification to avoid putting pressure on any one resource. Read more about our commitment to sustainable health and why we do not use krill (or other unsustainable sources, such as shark, tuna, or cod.)
Packaging for our products is recyclable, and all corporate materials are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit organization that works for the responsible management of the world’s forests.
Ascenta has been recognized by Dalhousie University’s Eco-Efficiency Centre through the Environmental Excellence in Business Award. The award is presented to companies that, after a thorough environmental audit, have proven to be proactive in achieving higher levels of economic and environmental performance.