WE VALUE UNITY. IT’S WHAT ENABLES US TO WORK AND MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER.
It requires the sharing of knowledge and objectives, solidarity between teams and within Novae’s virtuous ecosystem, and trust.
Launched in 2016, the Novae Fund, operates on a system of micro-credit allocated each year to a producer who works with Novae. The amount, CHF 10,000 – CHF 50,000, corresponds to the laureate’s needs and is granted after close examination of the candidate’s application submitted to a jury of 3 Michelin star chefs and 2 executive chefs from Novae.
Interest-free loan for up to 10 years
Amount in CHF of support allocated since 2016
Founded by Caroline Buechler and François-Xavier Mousin, Orfève is the first artisanal 100% bean-to-bar manufacturer in French-speaking Switzerland.
The 2018 Novae Fund is allocated to Gérard Brönnimann of Domaine Valnor for the expansion of winter space for his Highland cows.
The Novae Fund designates its 2nd laureate: breeder Raphaël Schäublin. His interest lies in breeding “Ile de France” cattle on his ranch.
The jury dedicates the entire Novae Fund to the Lachat Family who have been breeding deer since 2011 in Corban, between Biel and Basel. This boost allows them to develop their herd at a natural and reasonable pace while maintaining their income, and allows Novae to buy meat more locally.
Reducing our ecological impact at all levels
The reduction and recovery of waste are demonstrated through such examples as our support for Fructibon which recovers discarded fruit and vegetables, our No Gaspi concept, and our partnership with Zero-Waste.
Our purchasing department works day after day to make purchases as local as possible with 70% of our fresh produce coming either from custom-made channels or from purchases less than 200 km away.
We also optimize delivery logistics and the search for alternatives to disposable packaging.