Guided by the findings from the materiality assessment, we have developed a sustainability framework which sets out our ambitions to 2030. The three central themes to our sustainability framework are People, Place and Planet. Each theme has a long-term ambition underpinned with key objectives. We know that we cannot deliver our ambitions alone and therefore Partnerships & Practices are also at the heart of our plans. Our plans also align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
We have worked with Ethstat Ethical Stationary CIC to provide you with the brilliant hamper items listed below:
Company name: Jamila’s Ethical Coffee by Ethstat Ethical Stationary CIC
By purchasing this coffee, we are helping to support people suffering with Dementia, and those that care for them. This delicious rich roast aroma Ethical Coffee is 100% not for profit, meaning that every penny made from the proceeds is used to buy dementia dolls and pets. A helpful, drug-free way to calm and soothe agitated seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia is to give them a soft, lifelike baby doll to cuddle. These therapy dolls can even be effective in calming older adults with significant behavioural challenges. Why coffee? On average, one person every minute is diagnosed with dementia in the UK and drinking coffee has been linked to dementia health benefits.
Company name: Nemi Tea
Nemi are a specialist London-based tea company that offer a variety of tea blends both as loose-tea, teabags and a Chai Syrup. Nemi provide employment to refugees to give them local work experience opportunities alongside providing them with job readiness skills to help them enter into the UK workforce, whilst also helping them integrate into wider society. All Nemi’s teabags are plastic-free, their packaging is biodegradable, and their teas are organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest-Alliance certified.
Product: Ethstat Ethical Tree Pen
Company name: Ethstat Ethical Stationary CIC
Originally designed for and used to sign the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio that laid the groundwork for the fight against Climate Change, the Ethstat Tree Pen is made in Europe from bio-cornstarch and recycled paper and is 100% biodegradable. Once you’ve finished using it, you can plant your pen and grow a tree! For every pen used and planted you can offset one tonne of CO2. By switching to this pen and planting it when used, you can make the change from putting more carbon into the atmosphere, to taking it out.
The Ethstat Tree Pen is unique to Ethstat here in the UK as they are the only distributors; this pen is the single greenest pen in the country!
Product: Chocolate confection
Company name: Goupie
Ethical, locally sourced, vegan, Fairtrade chocolate confection, in 100% biodegradable packaging. Goupie is a female led company that primarily employs Mums who need well-paid part-time work around the school run and running a family. Goupie also offer mental support and build a sense of community for the women they employ. Profits made are donated to the NHS, along with extra chocs to thank staff for their dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Company name: Two Farmers
Sean Mason and Mark Green, the men behind Two Farmers, are truly passionate about the Herefordshire countryside that has enabled them to grow award-winning potatoes. Two Farmers are the first and only crisp manufacturer with 100% plastic free, compostable packaging – they can be composted with your food waste! Furthermore, they are lightly seasoned with Droitwich Salt, which is harvested by hand from natural springs and crystallised using renewable energy. Renewable energy, plastic free wraps, locally procured, natural flavourings - put it all together and you get probably the most environmentally friendly crisps you will have ever seen.
Product: Chocolate Tasting Set
Company name: Divine Chocolate
Female led, Fairtrade and a Co-operative company, Divine Chocolate is a global social enterprise driven by a mission. Their mission is to grow a successful global farmer owned company using the amazing power of chocolate to delight and engage, and bring people together to create dignified trading relations, empowering producers, and consumers. Divine have helped champion the Fairtrade movement and farmer’ rights. These chocolates are vegetarian and kosher, the packaging is fully recyclable and biodegradable, and to top it off, studies have shown that dark chocolate can help reduce anxiety and increases mental wellbeing!
The Divine Tasting Set contains 12 bars of luxurious Fairtrade certified chocolate in six flavours. The set includes smooth milks, rich dark and creamy white chocolate flavoured bars and the box opens like a book offering tasting notes and guides along with information about the Divine story.
Product: Vegan chocolate melt
Company name: Refuge chocolate
Refuge’s Vegan Chocolate Melt is hand made from ethically sourced, luxurious, Belgian Chocolate and is like a hug in a cup! Refuge exists to help give people a brighter future through their support of Flourish NI (a Northern Ireland based anti human trafficking charity). All Refuge’s proceeds are donated to Flourish, to help combat Modern Slavery. The packaging is zero plastic, recycled paper wrap with reusable biodegradable natural string.
Product: Lip Balm
Company name: ARTHOUSE Unlimited
ARTHOUSE Unlimited is a charity that represents a collective of artists living with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs, who work alongside instructors to create artworks which are developed into designer products for sale.
In your hamper you have a 10ml paraben-free, organic based, Lavender and Bergamot lip balm, which is made in the UK using naturally derived plant-based ingredients including Shea butter, Jojoba oil, Beeswax and Melissa oil (known for its antibacterial properties).
Offering a sense of purpose lies at the heart of ARTHOUSE philosophy in line with their belief that feeling truly respected improves health, happiness and well-being. They strive to challenge perceptions and to create better acceptance and inclusion for people living with neurodivergence and physical adversities. As the charity grows, they hope to offer more opportunities to people in other towns across the UK. 100% of sales revenue sustains the charity, enabling it to grow, evolve and positively impact more lives.
Company name: La Gioiosa Prosecco DOC, Treviso
La Gioiosa is one of Italy’s leading Prosecco producers and globally a top 5 Prosecco brand. Owned by the Moretti Polegato family and based in Treviso, in the heart of Prosecco country, ‘Gioiosa’ meaning ‘joyful’ This is full of classic Prosecco flavour; think white blossom, pear and peachy stone fruit.
Although not a social enterprise, the business does have a social and community mission behind its sales – using the profits that they make to support great causes. Namely, they want to build a completely free primary school in Addis Abeba which can provide children with the first 4 years education.
Ethstat Ethical Stationary CIC
Ethstat Ethical Stationery CIC are a social enterprise who are passionate about the environment and creating positive change in society, through the power of localised UK procurement. By buying from Ethical stationery and their network of suppliers who aim to support some of the most vulnerable people in society, we have greater control in ensuring our money is spent in the places it can have the most impact.
They are the only social enterprise in the sector that guarantees 100% of profit is given away, and they use this to help some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Ethstat are passionate about the environment and creating positive change in society, something that we are also driving to do through our sustainable futures strategy.
As a social enterprise, they place great stock in the values they were established upon – these are: Caring for members and customers - Primarily through honesty, clarity and transparency of advice, coupled with offering clear economic value.
Caring for the environment - It is their mission to ensure they advise and provide the most ecologically appropriate products for their customer’s needs. To achieve this aim they use a framework that emphasises locality of production to consumption, efficiency of production and the use of materials.
Caring for the community - They believe in investing in people, and they invest the entirety of their surplus into the wider community. They invest in social and environmental projects in the UK, such as the local transition town movement and internationally through their partners Actionaid and Food2Think, providing education and supporting communities to live sustainably.