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What are carbon offsets?
Carbon offsets rely on a specific calculation that achieves a balance between economic growth and the development of projects striving to reduce GHSs at the global level.
To determine the GHGs we produce, Nutrinor relies on Solutions Will an independent expert-partner capable of performing an objective assessment of the situation and implementing the ideal carbon-offset strategy.
In our case, that includes Quebec-based climate protection and regional reforestation micro-projects.
Finally, since because our GHG emissions fluctuate according to our production output, the assessment process is on-going to ensure we really do compensate for all the GHGs we produce.
What is carbon neutrality?
The equation looks like this:
Total GHGs produced by the organization – its reduction initiatives – its GHG offsets = carbon neutrality.
Does our commitment make a real difference?
Milk is a vital part of the daily lives of millions of families. So, it’s important for us to seize this opportunity and make a lasting difference. At Nutrinor, we’re doing all we can, taking every possible measure to produce quality northern milk that offers a fresh, pure taste, is the product of sustainable farming, comes in carbon-neutral containers, and is delivered to your retailer using carbon-offset transportation.
This wave of change is made up of all the little steps we’re taking together, and that’s something Nutrinor is proud to believe in.
Is it all just another way to ease our conscience?
Our transition to carbon-neutral packaging and carbon offsets aren’t simply one-off gestures. They’re part of our sustained, collective effort to change things in a real, lasting manner.
All of our actions are true to our Nutrinor Sustainable Agricultural Pact (PADN), which clearly states our environmental, economic, and social vision and the ways we’ll achieve our goals.
The PADN is also a structuring plan that unites and supports each one of our signatory members, who have jointly committed to transitioning their farms to a sustainable agricultural model, featuring specific efforts, like ethical breeding methods on our dairy farms.
For us, making the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region a leader in sustainable farming and economic growth is a real commitment. And every single one of our actions is aligned with that objective.
If we didn’t believe in it, we wouldn’t be striving to achieve it.
What is sustainable agriculture?
We use leading edge practices on our fields to maintain healthy lands and waterways. We work hand-in-hand with regional farm producers to minimise our carbon footprint and optimise the agro-biodiversity of farms.
Nutrinor has its people at heart. We are proud to work, day in and day out, with men and women that go all out to feed the population. Together, we ensure profitable farms, the wellbeing of producers and dynamic living environments.
Nutrinor holds animal welfare at heart, and we choose livestock farming methods that enable them to live as naturally as possible. We are always hard at work to offer the most wholesome and healthiest products.
What is Nordic Milk™?
But more particularly, it is a milk made exclusively north of the 48th parallel, of an autonomous and local production. The winters are colder here and the summers are cooler. The pure air filtered by the forest and the mountains is part of this ecosystem which helps to make our landlocked lands of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, green and fertile.
Can I replace some of the ingredients in my recipes with fermented milk?
You can also consult our conversion sheet
What is the texture of fermented milk?
Is the slight swelling in my fermented milk container normal?
What is fermented milk?
What sets us apart from other dairies?
Nutrinor is the only dairy that has a flour mill, which allows better control of the quality of the feeds delivered to the farm. We value regional grains produced by our members. This reduces the environmental impact of our activities and contributes to the dynamism of regional farms.
Nutrinor pasteurizes milk using exclusive technology, which allows extended storage (28 days for milk, 35 days for cream) without altering the good, fresh taste of our products.
Nutrinor promotes the use of a limited number of ingredients in its flavored dairy creams and beverages. We do not use any dairy ingredients imported from outside Canada.
Nutrinor sources its supplies from dairy farms located near the dairy, most within 35 kilometers.
Where is your dairy located?
The dairy is supplied daily by a network of farms located nearby. It generates more than 100 direct jobs and very significant local benefits. A significant portion of the cooperative’s profits is paid to our members in the form of dividends and we support many causes in our community.
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