Valverbe is an amazing blend between ancient herbal traditions and advanced research on new production technologies.
It was created in 1985 in Bellino – 1500 m above sea level in high Val Varaita – an unspoiled setting, a pearl of Alpine architecture, where man and nature find the right balance respecting each other.
Dedicated to the cultivation, drying and processing organic medicinal herbs, Valverbe is currently based in Melle, middle Val Varaita.
Particularly known for its “mountain herbal teas”, Valverbe – cooperative agricultural company– works following a unique logic, from the cultivation to the finished product packed in filters.
Its herbs – organic, OGM-free and freshly harvested – are dried using an innovative “open-cell” system, that takes away the water but keeps the cellular membrane intact, as well as the active ingredients, the aroma and the flavor: a true revolution compared with the traditional system, with amazing results!
Herbs dried with this method, once they are rehydrated, swell and regain the turgor of fresh plants, thus creating the optimal conditions for an effective extraction process when preparing the herbal tea.
After being cleaned, sieved, milled in the right size, mixed in proper proportions following traditional recipes, the herbs are “naturally” cleaned from their bacterial load and packaged in double-wrapped filters in organic cotton, without wire staples, using solar energy from a 120 Kwp photovoltaic system.
40 hectares of officinal plants, distributed on three altimeter stations
Consortium for the Control of Biological Agriculture (CCPB)
Via Prato, 9 – 12020 MELLE (CN)
VALVERBE SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA produces organic herbal teas and cooking herbs, organic gemmoderivatives and constitutional waters by processing officinal plants and fruit from organic agriculture at its headquarters in MELLE (Cuneo). The company policy is built on 3 main strands:
The company’s objectives are developed on the basis of these cornerstones, which have always guided its growth.
The company is committed to ensuring the protection of the health and safety of workers through the choice of the most suitable premises, furniture, machinery, equipment, safe working procedures and excellent protection systems. The company is committed to eliminating dangers and reducing risks to health and safety at work.
The company is committed to complying with applicable regulations (including standards and legislation, customer and in-company requirements), applying established prevention and protection measures, and implementing scheduled controls, maintenance and audits.
The company promotes education, information and training of its employees on workplace health and safety issues and on the activities performed and equipment used.
The company pays the utmost attention to the involvement of its employees, to their participation and awareness of health and safety at work and environmental protection.
The company is committed to seeking the continuous improvement of the management system in order to increase its performance with regard to the health and safety of workers and the environment through the assessment of impacts, risks and opportunities, the implementation of improvement measures established, audits and periodic reviews.
The company is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its production by choosing only organic (as per CCPB 1749 certificate), GMO-free and freshly harvested herbs, packaging produced with recycled, recyclable and compostable materials. The company is committed to choose low energy consumption processes and to supply energy from its photovoltaic system or by purchasing energy from certified sustainable sources from the electricity distribution network.
The company is committed to the management of energy sources, raw materials, products and discards, favouring a reduction of waste with a view to a circular economy.
The company is committed to promote a culture of health, also intended as a food culture: by raising awareness and informing staff and customers, present and potential, by activating projects concerning the resources of the territory, by collaborating with the socio-economic context of the Valley.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors