Sustainability

OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to enhance the well-being of our customers – through research, development, and delivery of effective nutritional supplements and other health-building products. We are in business to contribute, in a cooperative and sustainable manner, to the lives of our customers, employees, suppliers,
and the communities we serve.

EARTH, OUR AMAZING HOME

When we look up into the night sky and see the myriad of stars that make up our galaxy, we’re reminded that our planet, Earth, is part of something so big and amazing that we can hardly grasp it. We are completely dependent on the Earth. Air to breathe, water to drink, food to consume – the Earth provides everything we need to survive and thrive. And we have an important role to play in protecting it.

CARING FOR PEOPLE AND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

We view people, the planet, and our profitability as interdependent. They are all critical for our long-term prosperity. Our founder, Roland Gahler, has always believed passionately that we need to be good stewards of this Earth – the only Earth we have – and that has become a cornerstone of our company’s philosophy.

Our latest LEED Gold facility is located in Monroe, Washington, in the United States.

REDUCING OUR FOOTPRINT

We are working to reduce our footprint in all areas of our operations. Our newest production facility is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified. We have found ways to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency at both our offices and our manufacturing facilities, and are increasingly aligning ourselves with suppliers who are also committed to sustainability. We have employee engagement initiatives, a recycling program, and are working toward zero waste.

Our goal is zero waste

LOCAL, ORGANIC, AND NON-GMO

Because Natural Factors Farms™ are certified organic, we don’t pollute the earth with pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Our crops are fertilized only with compost and nitrogen-rich sea plants. We grow true “species” non-hybridized, non-GMO seeds, including many open-pollinated varieties. Growing locally also helps reduce carbon emissions from overseas transportation, and keep jobs in the community.

WHOLE EARTH & SEA™

This premier line of food-based supplements is made with certified organic, non-GMO plant-based nutrients, and is truly the next generation of bioenergetic nutrition. Many include Farm Fresh Factors™, organic, nutrient-rich plants grown on our farms and raw-processed using EnviroSimplex® to retain and intensify the total goodness of whole food.

ORGANIC, NON-GMO SEEDS

Natural Factors Farms in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia has been growing for a quarter century. We use only non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds, and participate in heirloom seed-saving programs.

OUR OWN ORGANIC FARMS

Natural Factors Farms enjoys extremely fertile alluvial topsoil and an ideal microclimate for growing delicate medicinal herbs. Everything is organically grown using only compost from nitrogen-rich sea plants as fertilizer. No pesticides (even permissible organic pesticides) are ever used.

FRESH-PICKED FOR PEAK POWER

The human touch of hand harvesting allows us to select individual plants at peak potency and then process them as whole plants within hours at our own facilities. We even weed by hand!

GENTLE, LOW-TEMPERATURE BLENDING

We blend the raw plants in a special bioactivation chamber. Our proprietary EnviroSimplex® process allows the natural enzymes, probiotics, and prebiotics to help culture our ingredients. Gentle agitation and low heat shorten drying times and protect sensitive phytonutrients.

HEAT, UV AND O2 PROTECTION

Our processing temperature never exceeds 48°C (118°F). Plus, we also protect ingredients from UV light and oxygen throughout the process. Then we package our supplements in protective glass bottles with toxin-free outer packaging made of 100% recycled material.

PHYTONUTRIENT-RICH BLENDS

The Whole Earth & Sea difference is tangible. Bioenhanced, broad-spectrum phytonutrient supplements enhance the nutritional benefits of all the vitamins and minerals they contain.

Giving Back

In keeping with our philosophy of caring for people and the world we live in, we quietly do our part to make this world a better place. Whether it’s supporting research and education, making charitable donations, or giving product to people in need, Natural Factors gives back in many ways locally, nationally, and around the world.

PLANT A SEED & SEE WHAT GROWS FOUNDATION

We are excited to be a supporter of the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation, a charitable organization whose vision is to help create a healthier generation through experiences that connect us to the land. We also donate $2 from the purchase of every bottle of Whole Earth & Sea product to the Foundation.

HELPING THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST

We are proud to support organizations like Vitamin Angels. For over 20 years, they have been helping at-risk populations like pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five to gain access to life-saving and life-changing – vitamins and minerals. In addition to corporate sponsorship of Vitamin Angels, we have donated our products and expertise.

BOTANICAL RESEARCH AND SEED PRESERVATION

We are committed to protecting and preserving as many endangered plant species as possible, as well as rare heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables, many of which are long gone from farms and even private gardens. After years of botanical research we have a collection of seeds that has become a seed bank in its own right. Storing these seeds in the proper controlled environment will keep them viable for the benefit of future generations.