On 20th April 2021 Ethical Consumer viewed the Faith in Nature Ltd website for the company's environmental policy or report. Ethical Consumer also sent a questionnaire to the company in April 2021 and received a response in May 2021. No environmental report could be found, though the company sent an Environmental policy to Ethical Consumer to view.
An environmental policy was deemed necessary to report on a company's environmental performance and set targets for reducing its impacts in the future. A strong policy would include two future, quantified environmental targets, demonstration by the company that it had a reasonable understanding of its main environmental impacts, be dated within two years and have its environmental data independently verified.
The company's Environmental policy was viewed and the questionnaire stated "This was internally reviewed in the past month".
No discussion of impacts was found. The environmental policy mentioned "environmental concerns" and being "environmentally responsible", mentioning that it would reduce environmental impacts wherever possible. It similarly mentioned reducing waste, recycling and sourcing locally but once again this only applied "where possible". This was not considered to demonstrate a meaningful discussion of impacts as it did not clearly outline what the company's environmental impacts were, or outline clear policies that were dedicated to addressing these impacts.
However, the company website stated "Faith In Nature are proud that the entire range is packaged either plastic free and 100% compostable cardboard packaging, or is sold in 100% recyclable packaging made from recycled materials". It was certified by the Vegan Society.
There was no report found that was dated within the last two years.
No quantified and dated future targets for impact reduction were found.
There was no evidence of independent verification of data or reporting.
As the company was a small company providing environmental alternatives the company it was exempted from formal reporting and scored a best rating in this category.
https://www.faithinnature.co.uk (20 April 2021)