Go sustainable in the kitchen
If you’re keeping your kitchen stocked with all the goodies to help keep staff happy and productive, have you thought about making sustainable swaps? It’s easy, and helps your company meet sustainable goals. Purchasing sustainable kitchen products can benefit the community and influence change on issues including overconsumption, worker inequality, animal welfare and protecting our environment.
Coffees, teas and hot chocolates
Look out for the UTZ certification when choosing these office favourites. UTZ Certified is one of the world’s largest sustainability programs for coffee, cocoa and tea, and allows traceability back to the farms where the raw materials come from, so that responsible growing is guaranteed.
Addressing the injustices of conventional trade, is Fairtrade certified products. Purchasing products with this label allows the farmers to improve their position and access better prices and working conditions.
Choosing Rainforest Alliance Certified products allow you to help prevent deforestation, curb climate change, protect wildlife and alleviate poverty. Look for the little green frog to know your coffee or tea sits in this category.
Brands like Yaru and Thankyou water deliver still and sparkling varieties that have benefits other than just hydration. Yaru is an Australian Indigenous company that’s Supply Nation Certified. Yaru is committed to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and leadership development within Indigenous communities.
Each bottle of Thankyou water purchased contributes to providing water for someone in need in a developing country.
Servingware and food packaging
Paper cups, plates, bowls, napkins, cutlery and disposable packaging. There’s a sustainable option to cater for everything from the office party, to a busy lunchtime at a café.
Sustainable Earth by Staples hot and cold cups and cutlery perform like traditional plastics but are made from renewable plant materials and can be composted. Plates and bowls from the range are made from 100% sugarcane bagasse fibre, and are fully biodegradable.
From cloth wipes, to bin liners, cleaning chemicals and bamboo broom handles. Clean and green is possible, with quality products from a range of suppliers.
For the full range of sustainable options, check out our Coffee, Catering and Kitchen Supplies catalogue. We’ve made it super easy to go sustainable, with all products meeting our EarthSaver criteria in green text. These are your best bets when making product swaps for a more sustainable kitchen.
Have you tried this in your workplace? For what products do you choose sustainable options?