As cider makers, we are fortunate that the cidermaking process is naturally sustainable and generates little waste, but we do have an impact and as we grow so too does our footprint. We are committed to minimising and offsetting this impact and are actively looking for ways we can have a positive effect on our environment, people, and community. Our goal is to tread lightly from orchard to (recycled) bottle.
We are on a journey of analysis and improvement and have set ourselves some lofty short, medium, and long-term sustainability goals. We are pleased to have achieved our first goal - our Zero Carbon Business Operation EKOS Certification for the 2020 financial year means that we are proudly New Zealand’s first Zero Carbon cidery.
Our 2020 financial year emission and offset summary is available here.
We continue to make sustainability a priority within our business and decision-making and focus on the areas where we can have the biggest impact. The support from EKOS and the Sustainable Business Network has been integral in guiding us to do so. As we learn and grow, we’re also committed to sharing our insights with any other businesses - be it from running zero waste events, our waste minimisation program or simply commitment to 100% recyclable packaging.