Acting with our environment in mind is an investment in the future.
As a pioneer of organic products, we have been deeply committed to sustainability ever since our foundation. The term ‘bio’ in our name is just one of many ways in which we express this commitment.
- CO2 reduction
Voluntary cooperation with the Energy Agency for Industry (EnAW) to reduce CO2 emissions to agreed targets. We have voluntarily committed to a continuous reduction in our CO2 emissions.
- Climate-neutral packaging
The film we use for our bags is produced climate-neutrally, and we compensate for the CO2 contained in the plastic through a MyClimate project.
- 100% eco-energy: naturemade star
All our electricity is produced by the local water power stations in Sachseln and Sarnen and is naturemade star-certified.
- Heating and cooling
Generation of all heating and cooling energy by groundwater heat pumps.
- Heat recovery
The pneumatic compressors and cooling plants are used to recover waste heat.
- Solar energy
We use solar panels on the roof to heat water.
- Cold recovery
The cold generated by the nitrogen evaporator cools the refrigerated warehouse.
- New office building with Minergie A and Minergie P
The new office building was constructed using the Minergie P standard and has received provisional Minergie A certification.
The building is made from Swiss wood. With its innovative ceiling heating and cooling system, it fits perfectly into our infrastructure.
The site is surrounded by low-fertility grassland and native plants.
- Office cleaning
Our office buildings are cleaned mostly without the use of detergents. Where detergents are necessary, we use 100% biodegradable products only.
Employees who carpool or cycle to work receive small rewards and acknowledgements.
- Energy efficiency
We remind our employees regularly to use electricity and water sparingly.
- Promotion of public transport
All employees receive a free half-fare travelcard.
The naturemade star certificate goes perfectly with the high quality standards of bio-familia AG. The entire region and future generations benefit from the production of this high quality electricity in our immediate neighbourhood just as much as we do.
Peter Odermatt, CEO