Sustainability

 

Sustainability is at the core of Office Libations. With our humble roots in the draft beverage industry, we’ve designed our company from the ground up to be the most economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable option for offices to provide their employees with quality coffee, snacks, and beverages. We’ve outlined the key steps we’ve made that have helped us (and in turn, you) to decrease our carbon footprint while never sacrificing quality.a

 

The Keg Program

With billions of plastic bottles making their way into our landfills and oceans every year, the best (and most fun) way to move your office towards a more sustainable future is to switch to alternative packaging. Our favorite being kegs. Each Office Libations keg is infinitely reusable, replacing about 100 bottles, cans, or pods with each refill. In 2019 alone, Office Libations kept over 200,000 containers of JUST cold brew out of circulation (that doesn’t even count the packing from iced tea, seltzers etc.) 

 

Coffee With A Cause

 

The traditional gas-powered coffee roasting process has a massively harmful impact on the environment, emitting particulates, smoke, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – similar to those found in aerosol sprays – into the air with every roast cycle. We decided to roast differently. By partnering with the first-of-its-kind electric recirculating coffee roaster, we’re able to roast our coffee in a way that actually eliminates particulates and VOCs in real time with no additional ventilation systems or afterburners. In fact, the air that exits our roaster is cleaner than the air going into it. 

 

Keep It Local

 

As a local, family-run company, we’ve always committed to supporting our fellow local businesses. Additionally, one of the most important ways we can reduce our environmental impact is to buy locally. Nearly all of our beer and roasted coffee partners, and many of our snack and beverage partners are within 20 miles of our Oakland warehouse, significantly cutting down on shipping and transportation related transmissions. This also means your produce, snacks, and coffee will be fresher and more nutritious, win-win

 

The Little Things

 

Sometimes it’s all the little changes in habits that amount to big impacts. We’ve implemented small steps like motion sensors on our warehouse lights, refrigeration system monitoring, cardboard and pallet recycling, and printing double-sided to cut down on waste of products and energy. Our fleet of vehicles are equipped with fuel-efficient tires and activity monitoring systems that reduce idle time. And our delivery team works their magic every day to ensure that each route is optimized.

 

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