RESPECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

Looking after our planet.

TOWARDS A MINIMAL FOOTPRINT AND A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

We’re taking steps to make a positive difference by reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to a circular economy. With our scale and network we have a real opportunity to make a positive impact.

MAKING THE CHANGE TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

REFURBISHING OUR MACHINES

Of all the vending machines we install, 47% are refurbished to the highest standards. This provides like-new quality while greatly reducing our environmental footprint and avoiding industrial waste.

Reusing and recycling cups

We supply 1.5 billion cups for our consumers. All of our cups are recyclable and every paper cup is either PEFC or FSC certified. Our SelectaGreen cup post-back service collects and responsibly recycles clients’ paper cups. We’re also trialling reusable cups, for which we manage the full lifecycle.

Making use of coffee waste

We can make good use of coffee grounds from our machines and roastery, for example as soil components or renewable energy sources. In partnership with urban farming projects, our coffee grounds are used in growing oyster mushrooms for local restaurants.

MINIMISING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

USING TELEMETRY TO OPTIMISE ROUTES

We look after nearly half a million vending machines across Europe. With telemetry, we can monitor stock and machine condition remotely, and plan journeys dynamically to minimise travel.

Optimising our Logistics Network

We can further reduce journeys and the impacts of our transportation activities, by optimising the locations of our distribution centres. In France and Switzerland, we’ve already relocated some of our warehouses, as part of a Europe-wide programme.

GREENER MOBILITY

We’re working to minimise the carbon footprint of the 6,900+ vehicles we use daily to serve our clients. Through our Alternative Fuel Vehicles project we’ve been making the switch to more environmentally friendly hybrid and electric cars.

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