Towards a more caring world
Friday 22 April 2022 was World Earth Day. The day has been held annually since 1970. Its purpose is to encourage all of us – businesses, communities, decision-makers and individuals – to take action together for the good of our planet.
Since its inception, the aim of World Earth Day has been to promote efforts to ensure clean drinking water, air and the environment in general for future generations, and for all species. These goals are extremely important to us, too.
Made in Finland, BERRYOMG® products are responsibly produced dietary supplements for cats and dogs. We use only the purest berries, which are either organic or have grown in the wild. They are completely plant-based, with no ingredients of animal origin. The values that BERRYOMG® treasures most – naturalness, purity and responsibility – guide our business and inspire us to help bring about a better world.
We manufacture the oils for our products ourselves by a process called supercritical fibre extraction (SFE), an efficient, clean and gentle technology for separating fat-soluble components from berries and other plant fractions. The method uses only carbon dioxide and pressure to extract the oil – no solvents are needed. The carbon dioxide used in process is also recycled, so it is not adding to our carbon footprint.
In all our operations, we strive to minimise the amount of waste generated, and in line with the idea of the circular economy we make use of various side streams in our own production, for example from the juice industry. A by-product of the extraction process is rich in fibre, protein and bioactive polyphenols. The residue can be further processed into berry-based health products.
Our operations have been awarded ISO 14001 environmental management system certification, which covers a wide range of practices for improving environmental performance. Aromtech is part of the Climate Commitment programme run by Finland Chamber of Commerce, according to which Finnish companies undertake to be carbon-neutral in their operations by 2035. We are continuously working towards that goal, and as part of this we analyse the carbon footprint of our operations annually.
The United Nations has set a collection of 17 interlinked Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), globally applicable goals which are designed to be a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” They are aimed at eradicating poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring that all people can live in peace and prosperity. Aromtech has decided to pursue the seven SDGs that are most relevant to our operations, those that contribute most directly to the following aims:
- Health and wellbeing
- Gender equality
- Decent work and economic growth
- Sustainable industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Responsible consumption
- Climate action
- Collaboration and partnership
Although the challenges facing the world are great and the ambitions are high, each of us can contribute to achieving the purpose of World Day even with actions that may seem very minor. An easy and concrete action could be to collect litter, for example in your own neighbourhood when walking your dog.
Read about Aromtech’s BERRYOMG® products and choose what’s best for your dog!