We are committed to making a difference and leaving the world and our community a better place. We are always asking ourselves how can we do this in a more sustainable way.
We are proud to announce that we've just heard (Nov 2021) we have been awarded a Gold Member for 2021 of Origin Green, the Bord Bia sustainability programme. Gold Membership is the highest form of membership a company can attain in any given year !
The Origin Green programme is the worlds’ only national food and drink sustainability programme, and enables the industry to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets that respect the environment and serve local communities more effectively.
We set annual goals around sustainability, and for us at Velvet Cloud, our sustainability goals are centered around : reducing energy consumption, finding and using more sustainable packaging options, reducing water consumption, increasing our contribution in our community and improving biodiversity around us.
This award is a big deal for a small business like ours, considering there are only 51 Irish food companies with this Gold Status, and most of them are very large well-known companies.
Help Us Re-Use and Recycle
To keep your sheep's yogurt and sheep's cheese fresh and chilled we have to send it out to you in an insulated box with lots of packaging. We recognise this is not ideal and are working all the time to find more sustainable options.
What is working very well for us and for customers is that we are taking back our packaging from our online customers, free of charge! Once you have collected six boxes, let us know, by email, text, direct message, or phone call and we will organise a courier to call to you and take them away. We weren't sure if this initiative would work, but its very clear that our customers really care about the planet, and we are getting boxes back every week.
As farmers the land and our animals are very important to us. We believe we are only looking after the land for future generations, and so it is very important that we do everything we can to improve it. If you follow us on our social media, you will see the various things we do to increase biodiversity and the variety of flora and fauna around us. You will also see that we are blessed by an amazing selection of wild plants and animals and are in awe of what nature presents to us as we pass through every season.