Ascenta Partners with Heal the Bay

In its ongoing committment to the environment, Ascenta – the industry leader in omega-3 fatty acids and the first natural health product manufacturer to become a member of 1% for the Planet – is announcing a partnership with Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters safe, healthy and clean.

“The ocean is host to the best sources of omega-3 and we feel it is our responsibility to help keep our waters clean and safe,” says Marc St- Onge, president of Ascenta. “We believe giving back to the environment is part of the cost of doing business and we are committed to working with partners to help preserve our oceans.  We are happy to be able to support Heal the Bay, a dedicated organization that is working to protect our waters everyday.”

As a member of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier and greener Earth, Ascenta donates one percent of its annual sales to environmental causes worldwide.  At the end of 2010, the funds generated from Ascenta’s US sales will be donated to Heal the Bay to support their advocacy and action programs that help to protect one of our most precious resources.  “We are pleased to partner with Ascenta.” Says Natalie Burdick, Development Manager from Heal the Bay.  “It is inspiring to see organizations commit to environmental causes at this level with a percentage of their sales. Their support will help further our efforts to make a difference in the health of the oceans.”

About Ascenta

Ascenta is a leading developer of natural health products. Ascenta is headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The company develops, produces and markets omega-3 supplements for human and animal health. Its human products under the NutraSea brand have a dominant 43 per cent share of the Canadian market. Ascenta products are sold throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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