Our Commitment to Nature
Nature’s Way Canada is deeply committed to a healthy planet. We recognize the importance of managing our environmental impact and place sustainability as one of our core values. Our current initiatives help us recycle more, support communities and source sustainably. We strive to help people live their best lives using the gifts of nature.
In 2002, Nature’s Way Canada was the first Natural Health Products manufacturer to join 1% for the Planet, an international alliance of businesses committed to a healthier world. 1% of all our annual omega-3 sales are donated to environmental causes worldwide. This long-term partnership forms the foundation of our environmental commitment. Over the years, Nature’s Way Canada has contributed more than $1.2 million CAD and counting! Our passionate team, headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and with employees across Canada, are deeply proud of this ongoing commitment and the work that we have supported.
For over 12 years, Nature’s Way Canada has been a close partner with the David Suzuki Foundation. Throughout each campaign, Nature’s Way has collaborated closely with the foundation to design programs that engage Canadians and reflect on the core values of the organization. Our work with the David Suzuki Foundation represents the leading national environmental partnership that we use to connect with Canadian consumers and retailers on environmental issues. Our support has resulted in donations over $500,000 CAD and counting. Here are a few of our proud contributions:
- A presenting national sponsorship of The Blue Dot Tour, a David Suzuki Foundation program, which lobbies the government to add environmental causes to Canada’s Bill of Rights.
- A national sponsorship of The Butterflyway Project, a grassroots program designed to support the creation of habitats for pollinators in key urban and rural parts of the country.
- A sponsorship of the Monarchs in Mexico program
specifically designed to protect the Monarch butterfly.
- The 30x30 Challenge which encouraged Canadians to spend 30 minutes per day in the outdoors for a month.
- Annual Earth Day Celebrations each year.
Nature’s Way Canada is proud to have been awarded the 2020 Schwabe Global Corporate Social Responsibility Award for our work on behalf of the environment and communities across Canada. Our parent organization is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, and is one of the oldest phytomedicine companies in Europe with a company history dating back over 150 years.
Today, the Schwabe Group operates businesses in all five continents across 17 countries with over 4,000 employees. Amongst the many great community and environmental success stories at Schwabe from around the world, our team at Nature’s Way Canada was recognized for our lasting commitment to the environment and awarded the CSR award for 2020. The examples described on this page are a great demonstration of this commitment in action.