Brown Bag is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and positively contributing to the local community. We are a business that believes in sustainability of our natural resources and also in the encouragement of health and well-being for all.
Our Sustainability, Environmental and Social strategy is an organic process which we are always striving to improve. Our keys elements are set out here:
To use only the most natural products we can get our hands on. Traceability from source is essential and we work closely with all our suppliers to ensure none of our ingredients used are genetically modified, from endangered habitats and all conform to high levels of animal welfare.
Oh no GMO’s! Brown Bag can assure you that all of our suppliers strictly comply with Genetically Modified legislation. We can ensure that all ingredients from our suppliers are GMO free, so you can confidently enjoy our products.
Waste not, want not! We would love to recycle everything, but its not practical. However Brown Bag now has more recycling collections weekly than general waste collections. We give our bottle tops to the Air Ambulance, we offer customers our waste ground coffee for their gardens (It’s free….come and get it!), we recycle our food waste, and all our empty coffee packets are given to charity. If you think you know of an organisation that can benefit from our waste products – let us know.
Brown Bag uses a lot of water. We are currently undergoing a review of how we can reduce our waste water. We are installing water saving devices in all of our WC’s. As we expand, we are ensuring that our new shops will be fitted with practical water saving devices such as water-efficient dishwashers and aerated taps in our kitchens and bathrooms.
We rely on our customers and our customers rely on us. Brown Bag has fantastic relationships with many local organisations and we sponsor them in various ways. In 2016 we began sponsoring Finchampstead Boys Football Club alongside raffle prizes for the National Childbirth Trust, free coffee vouchers for primary school competitions and helping out with disposable cups or paper bags for outdoor events. We are grateful for the support that the community give our business and in return we want to support our community. If you are holding an event or raffle, just drop us a line and we will do everything we can to help.
We do everything we say. We can always do more, so please let us know if you have any ideas!