Our founder created the first local partnership in 1974 with our organic black radish farmer...many years before the general consensus about the benefits of organic agriculture. More partnerships were created with other local market gardeners in 1986, chosen because they used no pesticides or other inputs at the time. It took until 1992 for European regulations for the organic sector to be published. As a result, were were able to receive official certification for our organic food supplements.
The exclusive property of the French Ministry for Agriculture, la certification AB guarantees:
- A product made with at least 95% ingredients from organic farms that use agronomic and breeding practices which respect the natural balance of the environment and animal well-being, and that restrict the use of chemical products and synthetic pesticides
- Respect for current French regulations
- Certification supervised by a body under government control applying the criteria of the European standard EN 45011: independence, impartiality, competency and effectiveness
The European logo indicating organic products also ensures:
At least 95% organic ingredients
- Compliance with official regulations for control and certification
- Information about the name of the producer, processor and distributor, the name or code of the certification body, the origin of the organic ingredients used (European/non-European agriculture)
Commitment to the environment
Our commitment to the environment covers both social and environmental issues: a long-term partnership with our organic plant producers, recyclable packaging for our food supplements, and increasing organic operations throughout the company with plans for recycling collections and sponsoring beehives with our local partner Beecity.
At Superdiet sustainable development is central to all our activities. In line with our values, our employees have created a group project entitled ""Planète Superdiet"". Our actions Initiate action throughout the company for social, economic and environmental issues :
- Recycling collection campaigns for associations: capsules, phones, glasses, light bulbs and writing equipment.
- Initiate actions to reduce our energy consumption and to facilitate mobility for our employees.
More and more organic
We choose certified organic produce - local when possible - when preparing our annual company meals, such as strawberries from Beuvry-La-Forêt. We have organic fruit and vegetable boxes delivered by local market gardeners by Le Panier Naturel. And we enjoy delicious honey thanks to Beecity and our beehive project.
We participate in the protection of bees
”Man will only survive for four years if bees disappear from the planet.”
The bee population has been dropping for several years, and has completely disappeared in some areas. Studies show there are several causes for this gradual disappearance including pesticides, parasite infections, diseases, pollutions, less food (due to the reduction in the diversity of flowers providing nectar and pollen), habitats and new predators.
Pollination is the key!
Bees harvest flower nectar for food to cumulate stores. When they are collecting, balls of pollen catch on their feet. Unknowingly, they leave pollen on other flowers as they pass: that’s called pollination. Fruit grows as a result of the fertilization process. Many plants rely on insects. Over 200,000 species are pollinated by bees. According to the National Institute of Agricultural Research in France pollination influences the quantity and diversity of our food. Everything is closely connected: bees and flowers are interdependent. Essential and endangered biodiversity.
Several years ago, we committed to sponsoring beehives with Beecity, our partner in northern France. Based in the Hauts de France region in northern France, they are specialized in installing beehives in companies and local authorities. They participate in specific projects for biodiversity. By sponsoring beehives we contribute to the increase of beehive colonies and the improvement of local pollination.