Organic Certification on Track for 2021
At Australian Native Products, we’re constantly striving to do what’s best for our customers and the planet. As the world’s largest producer of lemon myrtle, we endeavour to use our size and scale for good and are pleased to report we are on track for achieving organic certification in 2021.
After pivoting to meet demand for hand sanitiser earlier this year, our lemon myrtle farm in Mareeba Queensland, is now undergoing its organic transformation. We've commenced ground works on a new factory and are continuing to invest in planting trees that are farming using organic principles.
Moving in this direction is in line with our sustainable and zero waste farming philosophy. Caring for our land is fundamental to producing the highest quality lemon myrtle for our customers, and using organic herbicides and pesticides will help us improve the quality of our soil, as well as the biodiversity of plants and animals on our plantations.
“We take pride in our lemon myrtle’s fragrance and flavour and decided to pioneer an even better way to produce this native botanical,” said ANP’s General Manager Ross Norris.
“It’s part of our commitment to providing customers with the cleanest, healthiest and highest quality product.”
To ensure the organic status of processing stages, we’re working closely with Freshcare and AUS-QUAL to inspect and assess the production site on an annual basis.
We’re optimistic that by the end of quarter three 2021 calendar year, we'll have fully certified organic product coming out of a certified organic factory. We’re also working towards having at least 60% of our plantations and 100% of our factories as ‘certified organic’ by 2023.
If you think organic lemon myrtle could be right for your business, please get in contact with our friendly Sales team.