Office Coffee Company provide ethically sourced coffee to businesses. To ensure sustainability is threaded right the way through the organisation, the Office Coffee Company measure their sustainability with The Planet Mark. Having achieved The Planet Mark since 2011, they have successfully been certified this year with a carbon reduction of 38% per £’000 turnover leaving them with a carbon footprint of 25.9 tCO2e.
Reporting on office energy use, vehicle travel, recycling and water use, there are a number of initiatives that have been introduced to ensure that the carbon reduction target is reached. Electricity is provided by Good Energy, which is 100% renewable energy. In 2013 packaging was changed to 80% recycled content; all of which is 100% recyclable and they have made their procurement more sustainable still by changing to lighter, thinner coffee bags which use less aluminium. Office Coffee Company use DPD parcel delivery services who reduce their carbon footprint through their Total Zero programme.
Engaging customers in sustainability
Realising the importance of enabling their customers to be more sustainable, the Office Coffee Company offer their customers a free carbon assessment of the environmental benefits of switching to Cool Earth Coffee. And, through Cool Earth, Office Coffee Company customers have saved more than 24,000 trees and 26,000 tonnes of CO2 through drinking 178,000 cups of sustainably-sourced coffee in the last 12 months.
By ThePlanetMark Wednesday, February 18, 2015