Vous trouverez ici un peu plus sur la façon dont nous travaillons, qui nous soutenons et pourquoi nous sommes ce que nous sommes!
HayMax & Organique
HayMax allergen barrier balms* have been organic from the very beginning, and have been certified organic by the Soil Association since 2006. The best chef will always ensure that the ingredients are the best quality they can find: if the ingredients are substandard the final outcome won’t be as good. We believe it’s just the same with an allergy product. So we use oils and powders from nature and by using organic ingredients we ensure they are gentle and comfortable on your skin as well as trapping the maximum amount of airborne allergens.
Soil Association Certification est un organisme de bienfaisance et est le plus grand organisme de certification biologique du Royaume-Uni, responsible for certifying over 70% of all organic products sold in the country. They certify organic food and farming, organique les textiles et les produits de santé et de beauté bio. Visit their website here: http://www.sacert.org/.
Nous sommes également fiers d'être des partisans de la Organic Trade Board, a not for profit company which has one mission: to grow organic sales in the UK. They communicate the benefits of organic directly to consumers through their fantastic campaigns which include advertising, digital and PR activity and much more. Visit the OTB here: http://www.organictradeboard.
* Des Ă©tudes ont maintenant prouvĂ© HayMax pour retenir la poussiĂ¨re et les allergĂ¨nes d'animaux de compagnie, ainsi que plus de 1/3 pollen avant qu'il ne pĂ©nĂ¨tre dans le corps. That’s why sometimes you will see it called an ‘allergen barrier balm’ and other times a ‘pollen blocker balm’. Now that we have solid proof that HayMax traps dust and pet allergens as well as pollen, we can begin making the transition towards changing our packaging, advertising and website to match.
Que faisons-nous ce qui est bon?
- We buy in the UK when we can
- We buy Organic
- We buy Fairtrade if possible
- We try to keep our mileage down
- Nous pratiquons les trois R - Réduire, Re-use, Recycle
- We trade ethically
We buy local to reduce the cost to the environment, even if it means it costs us a bit more.
ALUMINIUM TINS – Our tins come from London. They can be recycled.
PLASTIC POTS – Plastic is one of the hardest materials to recycle. So far, nous avons rien trouvé qui contiendra HayMax de sorte qu'il reste stable qui est aussi recyclable.
Our pots are now made in the UK, which has been great for reducing our carbon footprint.
We are very occasionally asked why our 5ml pots have a recessed/hollow bottom, voici une brève explication.
When HayMax first started, Max sourced a small quantity of 5ml pots from a German manufacturer. Ces pots semblaient arrondis et mignon, mais aussi étaient «à double paroi’ which meant that there was a small 5ml pot inside a larger pot. Dans le cadre de l'entraînement de Max pour devenir plus écologique, il a trouvé un fabricant de pots basés au Royaume-Uni et a été ravi - cela devait être plus verte que l'expédition des pots tout le chemin de l'Allemagne! Ou de la Chine - qui serait moins cher mais pas bon pour l'environnement. The only downside of this change of pot was the recessed bottom. The 5ml quantity of the product has never changed.
ORGANIC INGREDIENTS – We source ingredients locally where possible. We buy the ingredients for HayMax from UK businesses if we can.
- We use Fairtrade beeswax
- We prefer the smell of French Lavender so we use this by choice, but we are open to similar smells from the UK. It is organic.
- So far, we have not found anything else that we like as much which is also organic.
REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE
We RECYCLE envelopes and boxes in the office.
We RE-USE boxes, even if it means they look a bit scruffy. Nous pensons que ce mieux que d'acheter de nouveaux.
We never throw paper away. We use both sides and then we shred it and RE-USE it for packaging. We also shred envelopes and RE-USE padded envelopes.
À HayMax nous pensons qu'il est vraiment important de faire notre part. Nous ne sommes pas en criant sur nos dons de bienfaisance, mais voici un tour d'horizon.
HayMax is a proud supporter of the Fondation «British Allergy Allergy UK‘ the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 millions de personnes souffrant d'allergies au Royaume-Uni. They also provide a dedicated helpline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.They also help and support to educate health care professionals who work with patients with allergic conditions.
HayMax has pledged a donation every year for four years to the Organic Trade Board, supporting growth of sustainable, organic industry in the UK.
Ad hock donations to marathon runs, fun runs and community events are made throughout the year, as well as raffle prizes for fundraising events.
Nous savons que lorsque vous êtes dans les litiges commerciaux seront inévitablement - c'est juste la façon dont il est. But we think there is a right and wrong way to handle any issues when they crop up.
We have never resorted to using lawyers or going to court to resolve any problems. We prefer to talk to people directly and sort things out amicably. Nous pensons que ce soit la bonne façon de faire les choses.
We believe that if you treat people with respect they will treat you accordingly. This principle underpins our beliefs and how we work.
Les organismes de bienfaisance HayMax
Here are some of the charities that we support. Take a look at their websites to find out more…
|Allergy UK est le premier organisme de bienfaisance national vouĂ© Ă soutenir l'estimĂ©e 21 millions de personnes souffrant d'allergies au Royaume-Uni. They also provide a dedicated helpline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.They also help and support to educate health care professionals who work with patients with allergic conditions.HayMax is proud to be the Corporate Hay Fever Sponsor of Allergy UK for 2016.|
|Set up in 1994 following the deaths of four people from allergic reactions to nuts the Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity to exclusively meet the needs of the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) by providing information and support relating to foods and other triggers such as latex, drugs and insect stings.|
|Action Against Allergy (AAA) is a registered national charity founded in 1978 by Mrs Amelia Nathan Hill who, since childhood, had suffered allergic reactions to many different foods and chemicals. AAA helps others by providing invaluable information and resources.|
Quelques-unes de nos organisations préférées….
|The Devon Allergy Clinic||
Marlene Hochstrasser is the Clinical Director of the Devon Allergy Clinic which was established in 2006. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse & Midwife & has a University Diploma in Allergy from Grenwich University with working links with Allergy UK & the Eczema Society.
The Devon Allergy Clinic can help you with a wide range of problems including; allergies and food hypersensitivities, intolerances and digestive disorders.
|Julie Silver, Nutritional Therapist and Vitality Fairy!||Julie is a qualified nutritional therapist, with extensive knowledge in the health and wellness field. Si vous avez des niveaux d'énergie atone, would love some healthy living ideas or are in need of some serious inspiration then Julie is your woman! Julie regularly writes for national press as an authority on her subject. Découvrez son livre «Awakening alimentaire’ which is now published on Amazon for Kindle – MORE DETAILS|
|The Vegetarian Society||HayMax is a Vegetarian Society Approved product, which means that it contains no animal products and has never been tested on animals. The Vegetarian Society offer support and advice to families, individuals, caterers and many others on the topic of vegetarianism. We offer a discount to all vegetarian society members, so keep an eye on the quarterly magazine to find the discount code!|
|Purepotions||Purepotions began trying to help a little girl find a safe, effective, dry skin treatment. With much determination and experimentation, Natalie developed a natural salve in her own kitchen, en utilisant une combinaison d'herbes et d'huiles qui améliore considérablement l'état de la peau sèche de sa fille. The success of her salve then inspired her to create a range of natural baby products and first aid rescue products, equally effective and made from 100% natural ingredients. We love Purepotions.|
|Qu-Chi||Le Acupressure Band Qu-Chi est si simple que les gens ont dit qu'ils sont très surpris qu'il n'a pas été disponible dans le commerce avant. It is a natural and drug-free way that acupuncturists believe help with the symptoms of hay fever and allergic rhinitis.|
|Salt-Pipe||On sale in UK and across the world for over 6 ans, the original, patented Cisca Saltpipe is a natural product aiming to give relief from breathing problems. Invented in Hungary, this dry salt inhaler contains Halite salt crystals which were formed around 20 million years ago in Hungarian and Transylvanian salt caves|