Take-away cups are so important to our industry, but such a huge source of waste. Our contribution is to make all of our cups 100% compostable. Unfortunately this doesn’t mean you can add them to your home compost, they must be put through an industrial composter. As more packaging heads this way, improvements in collection systems will make the actual composting of these cups more of a reality – someone has to lead the way.
We have backed out approximately 60% of our electricity grid usage by installing a 60kW solar panel system. In summer we expect to cover as much as 80%!
Importing coffee from around the world, roasting it and distributing around it Australia requires a considerable amount of energy and results in significant carbon emissions. We offset every one of these emissions by purchasing carbon credits from renewable energy programs around the world.
Certification of our program is provided by The Carbon Reduction Institute. It is based on assessing every one of our purchases, our processes, our distribution, our travel and even how we get to work.
Genovese Coffee takes its responsibility to the environment and future generations of coffee growers and drinkers seriously. We don’t talk about it a lot, but we do have a list of real actions that put us amongst the environmental leaders of the coffee industry in Australia.