SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

BECAUSE OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT.

We are committed to integrating comprehensive social responsibility policies, procedures, measurements, goals, attitudes, and vision into the core of Office Coffee Solutions. Partner with us to make your breakroom program a sustainable one.

Fast Facts

We Drive
Change & Excellence

100%

of our fleet on Bullfrog Green Fuel diversion

5

NHL hockey rinks worth of trees planted

242

local or sustainable product options

95%

achievement of Zero Waste to Landfill

We Help You Build a
Socially Responsible Breakroom
Program

Products
Full Kitchen Solution
Health & Wellness
Waste Management
Impact of Your Provider

Products

We carry an extensive line-up of ethical products with trusted certifications such as Direct or Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Recyclable, Biodegradable, and Compostable. We also provide options that include Kosher, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Organic varieties. Above and beyond this, we procure with an emphasis on Local Companies, Minority-Run Ventures, and Community Cooperatives. Where possible, we will always make the local and sustainable choice.

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Full Kitchen Solution

By using our services, clients love the fact that they can often consolidate down from 2-5 suppliers, into one streamlined provider. This means they can save time and resources, lower the overall carbon impact of their supply-chain, and support a forward-leading local company.

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Health & Wellness

A well-programmed breakroom program is about so much more than just thirst-quenching. It is about building comradery between team members, encouraging good eating (snacking) habits by providing healthy options, and overall ensuring the program you have in place ignites a sense of happiness and therefore loyalty and productivity for your company. Our program is just one of the many key pieces to your Health & Wellness puzzle.

Waste Management

Whether through one of our unique direct solutions, or a more extensive service by one of our exclusive partners, our all-encompassing waste management options ensure your kitchen program can responsibly dispose of waste, no matter the system you have.

Impact of Your Provider

The most common aspect missed in creating a responsible program, is evaluating the sustainability of the company that provides the service! We stand by our authentic initiatives and integrated social responsibility, to provide you with service by a business you can trust. Read more about our 18 Areas of Impact below.

There are many tips and ideas we’d love to share with you, based on your specific office environment and company objectives. Contact one of our specialists to come in and do a free evaluation of your space for your custom recommendations.

We actively work on our
18 Areas of Impact
for your planet and ours.

  • Brand Development
    Brand Development

    Brand Development

    We promote local and ethical options. We actively position and market our stance in sustainability, with the goal of uplifting the entire industry to raise their CSR standards.

  • Carbon Mitigation
    Carbon Mitigation

    Carbon Mitigation

    We’ve achieved Carbon Neutral (actually - Carbon Negative!) status through our offsetting initiatives with The Carbon Farmer and Bullfrog Power. We also aim to lower our overall carbon footprint by 5%.

  • Charitable Contributions
    Charitable Contributions

    Charitable Contributions

    We align ourselves to support local charitable organizations. We’re currently working with Children’s Aid Foundation through both company volunteering and financial support.

  • Community Involvement
    Community Involvement

    Community Involvement

    We provide all employees with a paid volunteering day each year to a local charity of their choosing, in addition to company-wide volunteering events.

  • Diversity & Inclusion
    Diversity & Inclusion

    Diversity & Inclusion

    We’ve integrated holistic diversity & inclusion into our core thinking, as well as through learning sessions and robust policies that mandate as such.

  • Economic Support
    Economic Support

    Economic Support

    We actively seek out any available government and local subsidies that can aid in supporting our businesses in becoming more efficient and socially responsible.

  • Electricity & Gas
    Electricity & Gas

    Electricity & Gas

    Our facilities are Bullfrogpowered® with green electricity, and we offset the remainder of our footprint through The Carbon Farmer tree planting. We’ve also installed energy efficient lighting and loading-dock air barriers. Additionally, by 2020 we would like to proportionately reduce the actual rate of use for each by 5%.

  • Employee Engagement
    Employee Engagement

    Employee Engagement

    We pay 100% of full-time employees a minimum of the Toronto Livable Wage. We conduct regular employee surveys to gauge satisfaction, sponsor training programs, and have our own healthy snack program for all employees.

  • Equipment
    Equipment

    Equipment

    We are currently researching the supply chain impact of each type of equipment we provide, along with its efficiency and energy ratings. Our goal is to offer full clarity/guidance for our clients to make a well-informed decision.

  • ERP Optimization
    ERP Optimization

    ERP Optimization

    We are transitioning to a custom-engineered cloud-based solution to reduce paper, optimize routes, reduce redundancies, create client-specific solutions, and overall to deliver the most streamlined and efficient service possible.

  • Facilities
    Facilities

    Facilities

    We conduct regular facility audits for both environmental and health & safety improvements to be made. We use eco-friendly cleaning products for all equipment and cleaning purposes to mitigate any harmful chemical impacts. We also make efforts to use socially responsible office supply options. Even our office furniture is made from reclaimed Ontario barn wood, hand-crafted by a local artisan.

  • Fleet
    Fleet

    Fleet

    We partnered with Bullfrog Power for their Green Fuel diversion program, the first in Canada to divert 100% of our commercial fleet! We are also implementing intelligent routing systems for our daily deliveries, creating efficiency and lowering overall emissions footprint.

  • Policies & Procedures
    Policies & Procedures

    Policies & Procedures

    We’ve created and implemented leading policies including ones on Human Rights, Diversity & Inclusion, Volunteering & Community Involvement, Waste Management, Environmental Responsibility, Health & Safety, and many more. We’ve also partnered with an amazing HR company to ensure everything is made and kept digitally, saving a mound of paperwork.

  • Product Offerings
    Product Offerings

    Product Offerings

    We actively source, procure, and promote options to our client base that are locally made, produce less waste (such as loose leaf teas, bulk sizes, etc), or that use environmentally-friendly packaging. We offer a vast selection of options that offer Fair or Direct Trade, Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Kosher, Recyclable, Biodegradable, or Compostable certifications. We are also working on researching the full life-cycle impact of our products.

  • Supply Chain
    Supply Chain

    Supply Chain

    We are working with our supplier network to streamline purchasing (less footprint), and source as many local options as possible in all areas. We are also creating supplier standards and surveys that will review their CSR impacts and identify those that are minority-run organizations, with the aim to push support to those that warrant it.

  • Waste (External)
    Waste (External)

    Waste (External)

    Firstly, we encourage clients to use products that have less waste impact wherever possible. We procure and promote bulk purchasing and responsibly packaged products. We also offer clients different unique waste management solutions to altogether mitigate their office coffee waste streams, no matter the system.

  • Waste (Internal)
    Waste (Internal)

    Waste (Internal)

    We’ve achieved a 95% success rate in our Zero Waste to Landfill operational initiative, and are striving for 100%! We actively review areas for improvement to also minimize our waste impact altogether. Additionally, we ensure our equipment has the life-cycle maximized and is being ethically recycled.

  • Water
    Water

    Water

    We strongly encourage clients to use sustainable Point Of Use water systems (instead of bottled water options), wherever water access is available. We are also evaluating ways to reduce our operational water impact, with options such as built-in rainwater systems. We are additionally reviewing our Cause Alliances to support conservation and proper supply chain management of water irrigation and use.

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