Consistently voted Australia's most trusted maker of vitamins, minerals and health supplements1, Sydney-headquartered Blackmores has been focused on sustainability since its inception in 1930. Founder Maurice Blackmore, a firm believer in the benefits of natural remedies, understood that “you can’t have healthy people without a healthy planet”.
The connection between humanity and the natural world has permeated all levels of society in the wake of Covid-19. Several surveys suggest the pandemic will result in a permanent prioritisation of both health and sustainability among consumers2 and governments3 around the world.
The supplement industry is also taking sustainability more seriously, particularly in relation to packaging, production and supply chains. IADSA, the international association of the food supplements industry, published its guiding principles on sustainability in November 2021, connecting its recommendations with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)4.