Sustainability

At Bath Culture House we care deeply about our local and global natural environments. We are always ready for criticism and suggestions, but for the time being, this is what we’re doing, as a responsible business:

  1. We package our products in plastic-free packaging, including the labels we use which are 100% recyclable.

  2. We buy our produce from local growers, such as The Community Farm, right round the corner from us in the Chew Valley.

  3. Although we aren’t yet organic certified (working on it!), we purchase organic certified materials to work with, such as cashew nuts from Fatima Exports, and cabbage from The Community Farm.

  4. We are a living wage employer, currently paying £10+ per hour to 7 members of staff who live locally to Bath Culture House HQ. We treat our staff fairly, always.

  5. When we sell to retailers and wholesalers, the minimum order is low and they can buy all our products as singles (rather than in cases or larger quantities). For our local customers, there is no minimum order. This means the shops take on only what they need, so wastage is reduced.

  6. We use FSC-certified cardboard boxes from Kite Packaging, alongside paper-based packaging tape.

  7. We pack shop orders for courier collection by wrapping jars/bottles in used newspaper, that our founder’s partner receives from his Grandparents! Most of our customers LOVE this as we aren’t needing to buy extra ‘filler’ packaging.

  8. We print only when we need to, and only on recycled paper.

  9. We don’t have any investors, our Director Lucie Cousins owns Bath Culture House outright. That means we don’t have any people to make money for or answer to, meaning profit doesn’t always come over planet (and rightly so).

  10. Finally, we donate 20p from every product we sell to Bowel Cancer UK - our way of giving back - a charity close to Lucie and her family’s heart.