All our food waste goes to animal feed
We treat our waste water
We recycle all our cardboard, tins and foil
We re-use some of our generated heat to heat water
80% of our lighting is LED (soon to be 100%!)
We are a registered member of the approved packaging compliances scheme regulations 2007
We have invested in a Dissolved Air Flotation plant (DAF) in order to remove suspended food solids from our wastewater outflows. This removes fats, oils, grease and organic matter from our outlet water stream, reducing the total solids going back into the water system. The end result product is a high calorie sludge!
We are currently looking to use this ‘sludge’ as a feed for Anaerobic Digestion to create energy, thus creating an added value from what has previously been disposed waste. This means we will be able to reduce our solid waste flow to the water treatment plant, improve the purity of the water outlet and in turn create some energy.
We are RSPO supply chain certified member and are audited against this standard annually. We also buy our chocolate from RSPO supply chain certified companies.
All of our ingredients are sourced on the basis of being the best quality available. 80% of our ingredients are currently sourced within the UK, and include; British sugar, eggs, four & butter, cream from Wales, West country cream cheese and Herefordshire Blackcurrants. We use local businesses whenever possible, such as ‘Hill Top Honey’ which is stones through away from the factory and all of our chocolate is sourced from Belgium.