Moreish has made a clear commitment to the principles of sustainability in each decision we make, how staff are treated and our business operates. Looking after our planet is incredibly important to us, it’s a part of our organic lifestyle, and we continue to strive to source new avenues of sustainability.
Moreish is one of only a few New Zealand certified organic butchers & registered with AsureQuality. Our meat is free from fertilisers, harsh chemicals and the animals are not put under any undue stress.
All our organic beef & lamb products are guaranteed GMO, hormone and antibiotic free and have full traceability. This means we can track each sausage or steak back to the organic farm where it was sourced and have a good understanding of the farming practices of that farm.
Water, Soil and Land use considerations
Organic farming is a proactive approach to farming, focusing on long-term sustainability of our eco-system. Our farmers are forward-thinking and we have a great working relationship with them. They strive to improve the quality of their soil, water and other aspects of their farm that are negatively affected by harsh synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
We offer a recycling service to our customers on our reusable ice packs and our unique chiller boxes are recyclable in home recycling. Customers receive a courier sticker on request so they can return their ice packs to us.
Moreish utilises a full nose to tail model and ensures all parts of the animal are used.
Moreish intends to carry out an energy audit of our premises to gain an understanding of our current energy use, and where any potential changes can be made.
Transportation (distribution and/or equipment)
Moreish product distribution is dependent on road and air transportation. We choose to partner with transport supplies who have a similar sustainability ethos, and have identified their own ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and become more energy efficient.
Processing is done by hand, with the use of some machinery such as mincers. It is a very labour intensive process, but one that focuses on quality of product, as well as maintaining all the standards required to be a certified organic butchery and the MBIE standards to exporting organic meat.
We are more than aware of the impact of farming on the environment and the methane emissions from cows and sheep. Organic farming helps to reduce the effect of greenhouse gases through the ability to store carbon in the soil.
We have an excellent working relationship with our farmers and closely follow their journey on how they are preparing for the impacts of climate change such as increased extreme weather events and flooding.