We are extremely conscious of the impact our business has on the environment. We are committed to work with our clients, suppliers & staff to minimise any long lasting effects we may leave for our planet, while we carry out our day to day operations.
Our CSR focus majors on:
It has always been our intention to help others by funding & supporting individuals & communities alike, through our partnership with the Point Foundation. Our own coffee Caffe Praego donates £3 per case sold back to the farmers & their communities raising over £100,000 in the past 4 years. For detailed information on our specific community projects please visit: www.caffe-praego.com www.pointfoundation.co.uk
2010 to date project funding includes:
We believe in offering choice & value for money to our consumers.
We offer & promote a wide range of healthy items against those that should be regarded as treats. We have developed a “traffic light system” that helps our consumers make a qualified choice on what they buy. Products are marked with different symbols that denote a variety of options. For example:
Red identifies products that should be classed as ‘once a day’ treats such as branded confectionary and chocolate based snacks.
Orange identifies every day lower calories items such as flapjacks and breakfast bars.
Green is the healthier option with snacks that are baked rather than fried, low salt, minimum sugar & fat content items, as well as additive & gluten free options.
Blue makes our consumers aware of our ethically sourced products from Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and ETP.
CSR Focused Organisations:
We work closely with the Fair Trade Foundation, Rainforest Alliance and Ethical Tea Partnership, not only in buying products certified by these worthwhile organisations but also working within those communities that produce the products we buy in.
In addition we are members of the SRA (Sustainable Restaurant Association ) and Simply Cups Recycling Scheme
We have to protect our environmental surroundings in order to protect our future for survival. Easy words to say but we take these very seriously indeed & within our environmental policies we work with our supply partners & staff to deliver best practice.
We invest in our fleet of vehicles with the most up to date Euro spec engines for reduced CO2 emissions. Our staff are trained on the best use of driving & our routes carefully planned to minimise fuel consumption.
Our new vending equipment fleet carries energy saving devices to enable machines to go to sleep whenever not in use, thereby reducing significant power usage.
Our Operations staff are trained on waste management & the effect that this brings to the environment if not properly carried out. We work very closely with our clients to ensure waste generated through vending on site is disposed of through the appropriate sources and all areas are left clean and tidy. The business focus’s on the following recycling initiatives:
We work closely with the major machine manufacturers to ensure that the machines we buy, comply fully with the Euro Ratings for energy efficiency working to a minimum of A rating. Our policy is to only buy energy efficient machines that are also easily refurbished or recycled at the end of their life.
Our purchasing policy requires our machines to incorporate: