The mission of the company is to produce the highest quality sea salt in as environmentally benign a way as possible. We were the first sea salt producer in the UK using just the sun and wind to make our Sea Salt.
As a food producer we sit within the wider Scottish Food and Drink Industry which, collectively, has made a commitment to play its part in assisting the Scottish Government to achieve its Sustainable Development goals.
Within this context, our process is the most visible example of our green approach. We have no power on our main evaporation site using only the sun and wind to produce our sea salt.
However, right from the start we were determined to address sustainability issues. On our main site no farmland was taken out of production to accommodate the polytunnels and ponds, when we levelled the site for the ponds no soil was removed from the site, it was all used to create the bunds that protect the polytunnels from the winter storms. Almost all of the materials used on the site can be recycled or re-used at end of life and when the site is no longer used for making salt it can be returned to its natural state.
We use card packaging, which can be re-used and/or recycled, and the inner packaging can be recycled as well. We reuse the boxes in which our supplies are delivered to send out our Sea Salt to our customers.
We do not pay lip service to 'sustainability'. It runs as a common thread through all our business operations from sea loch to larder. In 2014 we won the the Environment Award at the The Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Awards. The judges stated:
“This was an excellent submission which really grasped what the Environment Award is all about.