The Soil Association 2012 conference is kindly supported by:
||Yeo Valley is an independent, family-owned farming and dairy business based in Blagdon, North Somerset. |
Yeo Valley is the largest organic brand in the UK, purchasing organic milk from OMSCo, a cooperative of organic farms in the UK, as well as from their own herd of pedigree British Friesian cows.
As an organic brand, Yeo Valley not only produce organic dairy but are always trying to do the right thing throughout all of their work. They work sustainably to keep the land and livestock healthy, and have won numerous awards for their efforts including the Ethical Trade certification from The Soil Association for supporting British dairy farms; the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development; and the company’s co-founder, Mary Mead, received an OBE for her services to sustainable dairy farming in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list.
||The Food for Life Partnership is a network of 4,250 schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together we are revolutionising school meals, reconnecting children and young people with where their food comes from, and inspiring families to grow and cook food.|
The programme is a coalition of charities - the Soil Association, the Focus on Food Campaign, the Health Education Trust and Garden Organic, supported by a BIG Lottery grant of £16.9 million over five years.
||Ocado is a leading online supermarket with a difference. Orders are picked and packed from a sophisticated Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Hatfield, and it’s this unique model that allows for highly efficient energy use.|
They’re an industry leader when it comes to reducing food waste (at 0.6% of total sales, their waste food levels are a tenth of the industry average), and even recycle their own carrier bags.
It’s green credentials such as these that have earned Ocado several awards for ethical and green practices over the years.
So what do they stock? Well, over 21,000 lines and growing, including Waitrose goods and the Ocado range (‘it’s good quality, sensibly-priced and, of course, responsibly sourced’). Oh, and one of the largest online selections of organic groceries in the UK, with 7% of the total organic market versus 0.5% of the grocery market.
To find out more about what makes them so green, alongside their technological innovations and, of course, their groceries, head to www.ocado.com/theocadoway
||Southern Solar has been helping people and communities in the UK harness the power of the sun since 2002. We install both solar thermal and solar electric systems and we are passionate about helping people, businesses and communities to live sustainable low carbon lives.|
As the Soil Association’s appointed solar partner, Southern Solar can offer advice and discounts to members, farms and CSA groups, and will be making regular donations to the charity.
With offices in Bristol, Hereford, London, Oxford, Sussex, South Wales and Winchester we are perfectly positioned to work closely with you on large and small scale projects across the UK.
Southern Solar is fully MCS accredited meaning the systems we install are eligible for the Feed-in Tariff and the Renewable Heat Incentive.
If you are a Soil Association member and/or part of a CSA group please get in touch quoting ref: SA001 for further information and advice. We look forward to helping.
Contact details: Tel 0845 456 9474 or via our website www.southernsolar.co.uk