Reducing our footprint
Our approach has always been to design a strong and responsible supply chain to reduce waste and energy consumption across our entire business. Local manufacture is a strong building block; it means we invest in the community in which we operate, and we reduce the environmental cost of logistics. Local manufacture supports the transition to a circular economy.
When we started our business, we were a local solution to a local problem, so we manufactured in Australia. Ten years later we remain Australian made for the Australian market. In 2016 we began production of 12oz Original KeepCups in the UK to reduce our transit footprint, and in 2018 we will achieve full production. The savings are not financial; they are environmental.
Our retail boxes are made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard. The insert brochures included with each KeepCup are printed on FSC certified paper. All are manufactured and printed locally, in Australia and the UK.
Our outer cartons are made from 100% recycled cardboard. They’re manufactured locally at each of our three global hubs; Australia, the UK and the USA.
Our Australian office has been solar powered since 2015, with the UK office set to go solar by 2019.