Since the very beginning, sustainability has been at the heart of Pana Organic. Our philosophy of “Love your insides. Love the earth” is about creating nourishing, plant-based, organic products whilst respecting our planet. From our ingredients to our packaging, we are constantly evolving our business to maintain delicious quality and reduce environmental impact, at all costs.

Packaging

Our focus with packaging is to balance food safety requirements with the most environmentally sound options, always.

What we’ve done so far

We’re making great progress. Our chocolate bars are packaged in 100% recycled cardboard, printed with non-toxic, vegetable inks. Our spread lids and jars are 100% recyclable and a great size for reusing in your own kitchen - try shaking up a salad dressing or storing seeds, nuts, and spices in them.

Our bulk delivery packaging is repurposed within our own operations or donated to our local community. And we have recently added details on how to dispose thoughtfully of our packaging on our product pages. Take a look.

What’s next?

We’re excited to be transitioning our cacao powder and frozen dessert stick boxes to 100% post-consumer cardboard waste.

And we’re not stopping there. Our team is constantly working with our suppliers to find better solutions for every element of our packaging. Our foil wraps and frozen dessert tub seals are next on the agenda.

Products

Our delicious products are plant based, vegan, and certified organic to live up to our mantra of ‘Love your insides. Love the earth.’

Why organic?

Organic ingredients are farmed without the use of manufactured chemical fertilisers and pesticides. So, choosing organic is not only better for your insides, but it also minimises the risk of environmental pollution for local flora, fauna and waterways, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, leading to a much healthier, more sustainable way of farming.

Why vegan?

There are many great reasons to choose vegan. Producing plant-based products is significantly better for the environment than animal and dairy farming, requiring less destruction and clearing of forests, water, and energy usage. Plant-based ingredients are more plentiful, so more people can access them, and there is no harm or suffering caused to animals.

Ingredient Sourcing

We truly care about where our food comes from and are committed to using the best quality ingredients mother nature can provide. Some of our ingredients are not available locally in the quantities we require from Organic producers. Where possible we work with local suppliers.

Team & Community

Pana Organic was born in Melbourne, and we continue to make our Australian products locally to this day. Over the years we have learnt it’s the sum of little things that can make a big difference. Our team and local community mean everything to us, and we love showing our support where we can.

Our initiatives:

We still make and wrap our 45g chocolate bars by hand with love here in Melbourne.

The team at Pana Organic HQ have eliminated single use coffee cups and have each been given their own reusable Huskee coffee cups.

Our chocolate factory has 152 solar panels on its roof, contributing a monthly average of 15% green energy to our operations.

Our give-back program has planted over 55,000 trees and counting. We love getting our community involved, so sign up to our mailing list to join the next one. We promise to keep you well-fuelled with delicious treats.

Supporting local businesses doing good things is one of our favourite things, down to our toilet paper and towel from Who Gives A Crap.

How to recycle your packaging

GREEN INITIATIVES

How we’re creating a better future

RECYCLED PAPER

Our 45g and 80g chocolate packaging is now made from 100% recycled paper. While it may not look quite as pretty, we are committed to looking after our planet at all costs.

CERTIFIED GOODNESS

All our products are certified vegan and organic. This means our products are not only good for you, but respectful of the planet.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

The roof of our Melbourne chocolate factory is covered in 152 solar panels, which contributes a monthly average of 15% green energy to our operations.

SUPPORTING LOCAL

Pana Organic was born in Melbourne and still operates locally to this day. Whether it’s sponsoring a local cycling club or choosing a locally made reusable coffee cup for our team, we love supporting local, like-minded businesses.

TREE PLANTING

We care deeply about the impact we have on our beautiful planet, which is why we plant thousands of trees every year as part of our give back scheme. We have planted over 55,000 trees and counting.

We believe that every decision we make and action we take is intrinsically tied to our impact on the planet. The way we eat is no exception.

“We believe that every decision we make and action we take is intrinsically tied to our impact on the planet. The way we eat is no exception.”

Interestingly the world is going through waves and trends but being vegan and organic is different for me. Ensuring our products are plant-based and originating from responsible sources is not a fad, it is who we are, it is what are products are and have proudly been since 2012.

We only source the finest quality, organic ingredients to ensure that our customers are eating nourishing foods that benefit their health without hurting the planet.

By ensuring our products meet these stringent guidelines we can continue to create authentic products to be enjoyed by the entire Pana Organic community.

Pana Barbounis,
Founder and CEO of Pana Organic

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