We’ve always believed that at the heart of our business lies not just in producing high-quality CBD products but in shaping an industry that values sustainability and ethics as much as we do.
As pioneers in the UK’s CBD market, we want to share our journey and commitments to these principles, setting a standard we hope will inspire others!
The Rise of CBD and Our Journey at BRITISH CANNABIS™
CBD has transformed from a niche product into a wellness staple, and we at the BRITISH CANNABIS™ Group have been at the forefront of this evolution.
Our mission has always been to provide safe, high-quality CBD products, and as we’ve grown, our commitment to sustainable and ethical practises has grown with us.
Why is CBD Production Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly?
Before we explain how we commit to environmental sustainability in CBD production, you need to understand why cannabis hemp plants provide some environmental advantages in production.
First, all parts of the plant are usable, and nothing needs to go to waste. An excellent step towards sustainability. The strength of a plant’s nature requires little to almost no pesticide control.
Industrial Hemp’s Environmental Benefits: Commonly referred to as industrial hemp. It requires less land, water, and pesticides, making it a sustainable choice.
Its deep roots prevent soil erosion and purify the air, contributing to a cleaner environment.
Sustainable Non-Novel CBD Production: Cannabis, harvesting and processing Hemp farming and CBD production offer benefits like minimal wastage, soil health maintenance, air purification and carbon sequestration.
Many CBD products are biodegradable and recyclable and can be used in textiles and building materials to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Eco-Friendly Hemp Products: Hemp can be used in various products, including beauty and skincare, clothing, paper and plastics.
These products offer biodegradable and renewable alternatives to conventional materials.
Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
We take pride in selecting farms that practise organic, pesticide-free cultivation methods. We source our hemp from EU approved farms that prioritise the health of the soil and ecosystem.
These farms avoid extensive use of fertilisers and pesticides, ensuring the purity and safety of our cold-pressed and extracted CBD products to minimise our environmental footprint, protecting the planet we all share.
Efficiency in Our Production
At BRITISH CANNABIS™, efficiency intertwines with sustainability, particularly through our adoption of cold-pressed extraction methods for our non-novel CBD range.
This technique is not only environmentally friendly but also incredibly efficient, ensuring that we extract a full spectrum of cannabinoids without the use of harsh chemicals or solvents.
The cold-pressed extraction process is both energy-efficient and gentle, maintaining the plant’s natural profile and preserving the full array of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
This method does not require the high temperatures that can degrade the plant’s compounds, thereby ensuring the integrity and quality of our non-novel CBD products.
By choosing this method, we also reduce our energy consumption significantly, contributing to our goal of a smaller carbon footprint.
Cold pressing is inherently a cleaner and greener process, eliminating the need for fossil fuel-based energy that is commonly associated with more traditional extraction methods.
Moreover, the efficiency of cold pressing means less waste. The entire hemp plant can be used, leaving behind minimal residual materials.
This aligns with our zero-waste goals and our mission to operate as a fully sustainable business.
Incorporating this methodology into our production not only exemplifies our commitment to the environment but also guarantees that our customers receive a product that is as natural and healthful as it was intended to be—truly, an embodiment of nature’s best, delivered sustainably.
Our Pledge to Earth and Earthly
Within our commitment to sustainability is deeply rooted in every aspect of our operations.
We are proud to be in collaboration with Earthly, the forefront organisation in nature-based solutions, to operate at carbon neutral and to give back more to the planet than we take.
Earthly’s mission to invest in nature aligns with our dedication to sustainable manufacturing practices, as they assist companies in removing carbon, restoring biodiversity, and improving livelihoods through high-quality, nature-based projects.
By engaging in Earthly’s comprehensive assessment, which evaluates 106 data points including inputs from BeZero and Google Earth Engine, we ensure our environmental impact is holistic, transparent, and positive.
This partnership enables us to connect with science-backed projects that complement our carbon reduction strategy, fortifying our promise to not only balance by also positively impact the environment by removing over 110% of the carbon we create.
As we join hands with Earthly and embrace projects from kelp farms in the UK to rainforests in Peru, we continue to support interventions that are crucial in reversing climate breakdown.
This step is just one part of our larger dedication to a sustainable future, one that we invite our customers and partners to join us in as we work towards a greener, more sustainable tomorrow.