We are an ethical, sustainable, purpose-driven business
Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness. This unwavering belief underpins everything Sprout does and how we do it.
Every facet of our business is engineered to support ethical, Fairtrade practices, to tread lightly on the earth, and encourage environmental responsibility. All the while delivering a premium quality and cost-effective coffee solution for offices across Australia.
Ethical made easy
In a loud marketplace, choosing ethical can be overwhelming and confusing. Sprout exists to make it easy. Our clear and transparent practices confer trust and satisfaction. Customers feel confident in not only the ethical credentials of our products and service, but also in our mission to raise the bar of socially and environmentally conscious business and living.
How it works in your business
Sprout prides itself on providing a seamless, hassle-free service that helps businesses meet their sustainability and social responsibility goals. No matter the size of your office or budget, we’ll tailor the perfect coffee solution to suit your needs. From supplying and maintaining carbon-offset coffee machines to delivering fresh, Fairtrade beans and removing coffee grounds for composting at Melbourne Zoo or local gardens – we’ve got every detail covered.
Sprout sources ethically from farms producing the highest quality coffee (and tea), and who are committed to environmentally and ethically sound growing, harvesting and processing practices.
We support Fairtrade Premium coffee, purchasing above market value. Our aim is to ensure farmers receive a fair price that contributes to improving their individual and community livelihoods.
We avoid unnecessary waste by reusing our packaging, using reusable coffee tins, and recycling any remaining cardboard and plastic packaging.
We reduce CO2 emissions and waste to landfill by passing coffee grounds onto Melbourne Zoo and community gardens in other states to compost.
Our circular, ethical, sustainable approach is recognised and certified by leading global bodies.
Social enterprises are businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment.
Sprout Coffee operates with a primary social and environmental purpose, deriving all revenues from trade and reinvests profits towards its purpose outweighing private benefit.
We are a part of a community of more than 2,500 companies across 60 industries globally with one unifying goal: we’re redefining success in business by balancing profit with purpose. Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. At Sprout Coffee, we are using the power of business to support communities, alleviate poverty, address climate change and create a great place to work.
ISO 14001 Environment
We are one of only 4,200 Australian organisations certified to the ISO14001 standard which assures our customers that we’re managing our environmental impact. Our Environmental Management System (EMS) helps us identify and rigorously manage our footprint keeping us focused on continuously improving our environmental performance.
All our coffee beans and teas are selected from 100% certified Fairtrade sources. This means they’ve been independently certified along the supply chain to help deliver stable prices, decent working conditions and empowerment for farmers and their communities.
Learn more about Fairtrade here, about Fairtrade coffee, and about Fairtrade tea.
UN Global Compact
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with over 13,000 participating business and 3,800 non-business organisations based in over 160 countries and more than 60 Local Networks. Endorsed by chief executives globally, the UN Global Compact supports companies to:
- Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
- Take strategic actions to advance societal goals — such as the Sustainable Development Goals — with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
Sprout Coffee Environmental Policy
Sprout Coffee’s vision is to be the leader in Australian Ethical and Sustainable Office Coffee and to create greater awareness of sustainability within Australian workplaces.
This means Sprout exists to work with our suppliers and customers to continually evaluate our sourcing, delivery, energy use and waste management and pollution prevention practices to continually improve our environmental performance.
Sprout Coffee is committed to achieving continual environmental improvement through implementing an environmental management system with objectives and targets:
To protect the environment by minimising our environmental footprint by working with our suppliers and customers to evaluate our sourcing, delivery, energy use and waste management practices in compliance with legal and other requirements and be the leader in the Australian sustainable office coffee.