As a business, we want to make sure we take responsibility for the impact that our operations and business model have on our people (be it our customers, suppliers or our neighbours), the community and the environment. We’re not perfect, but we’re committed to improving on this every day.
Here’s a few of the things we’re doing now, and some of the things we want to do in the future, to keep looking after our home. As a family-owned and operated distillery, we focus on the areas in which we can have the most immediate impact which are:
We are 100% family owned and operated.
- We are committed to working with local suppliers who share our values where possible.
- Our labels, tissue paper and shipping boxes are all sourced from local suppliers, those of which manufacture with certified sustainable materials and those that champion alternative eco-friendly packaging supplies and are committed in their sustainability efforts.
- We use New Zealand water, fresh New Zealand fruits and source our botanicals from a local supplier.
- Our bottles are 100% recyclable (watch this space for our refill program!).
- We use synthetic corks instead of natural corks, which are also 100% recyclable.
- Our tamper sleeves are made from PVC, however we are looking into having this made from a more environmentally PLA material.
- The packaging we use to get our products safely to your door has been chosen specifically because we believe it is lighter on the planet. We use sustainably sourced, locally made recyclable shipper boxes, paper gummed tape, paper stickers and tissue paper instead of plastic, and paper filler instead of bubble wrap. Which means, everything can go into the compost!*
*Depending on your waste set-up.
Whether it be from the distilling process or packaging process, unfortunately as a manufacturer we do produce waste. But we’re committed to reducing what goes to landfill:
- Botanical waste produced from the distilling process is placed in our compost.
- We currently host about 10,000 compost worms who eat all of our veggie scraps produced from our property. We’re constantly adding more levels and use this to feed all of our plants – some of which are used in the distilling process.
- Any fruits not used in the distilling process are all used by the family and neighbours to produce other foods – so nothing goes to waste here!
As we’re a rural property, our water is captured in our water tanks when it rains.