As part of Cafe Britt’s environmental commitment, we utilize a series of metrics which are monitored and controlled periodically. We also promote different initiatives among our employees to reduce their environmental footprint, including recycling programs at home, internal recycling campaigns, and Environmental Week.
Café Britt’s locations are designed to provide employees the opportunity to handle their waste responsibly. With recycling stations set strategically in different areas, we are able to separate and evaluate materials directly at the source and then manage them in the collection center. In 2016, all waste baskets were eliminated from our offices to maximize the use of recycling stations and increase the amount of materials recycled.
Currently, we recycle about 65% of the total waste we generate, recovering annually more than 112 tons of recyclable materials. Additionally, instead of disposing of imperfect packaging, we provide it to low-income female entrepreneurs, who use it to create bags and other products for our stores.