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Sustainability Program

Snowy Mountains Cookies takes responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment seriously and as a company, is committed to being sustainable as possible.

As part of this commitment we have implemented a number of improvements across our processes and procedures including the following:


Power

  • Participation in the energy efficiency program for small business to identify changes that could be made to reduce power consumption.
  • Replaced air conditioning with more energy efficient evaporative cooler.
  • Redirect the heat vented from ovens as means of maintaining temperature in warehouse.
  • Fluorescent lighting in office areas replaced with more energy efficient globes.
  • Desktop computers & printers are turned off at the end of each day.
  • Kitchen hot water service is switched off at the end of each day’s production.
  • Lighting is switched off each night.


Packaging

  • All cardboard packaging is sourced from recycled material.
  • All product cardboard packaging is recyclable – we don’t use plastic coated finishes.
  • All waste paper and cardboard is recycled.
  • We reuse cartons received at SMC with supplies, ingredients etc for packing client orders whenever possible.
  • Staff coffee machine pods are recycled – coffee is composted and plastic is recycled.


Raw Materials

  • Free range eggs have always been used in all of our products (recipient of the RSPCA Good Egg Award).
  • We do not use any ingredients containing palm oil.
  • Attempt to source materials from sustainable suppliers.
  • Some of our food waste is sent to a local pig farmer.


Staff

Through our documented procedures and training, staff are made aware of the importance of recycling, minimising waste and reducing power consumption. As part of our continual improvement process, staff are encouraged to provide suggestions where further improvements can be introduced.


The Future

We continually monitor our progress and investigate where further potential improvements can be made. Some of these include:

  • The use of solar power to generate power during daylight hours.
  • Implementing water saving devices and harvesting rainwater.
  • Reduction in amount of waste sent to land fill.
  • Recyclable options for product packaging.