doin' our bit

At Locale, we’re passionate about people & the planet. Running our business ethically, responsibly & sustainably. After all, we know we couldn’t do what we do without taking the Earth’s natural resources. We’re equally conscious to give back whenever we can.

It’s not about greenwashing or virtue signalling; we just want to do better business.

We’re mindful of both the environmental & ethical impacts of our industry and aim to be a positive force in the coffee community & beyond. It’s always been our goal to leave the industry, and the Earth in a better position than we found it. It’s a values-led approach that starts at the top & is embedded into the fibre of our culture.

We care about the people all throughout the coffee supply chain, from the farmer through to the barista & believe in paying a fair & equitable price for the coffees we source. Not all coffees are created equally – much the same as wine. We’re big believers in paying more to know you’re getting a top-quality, traceable & sustainably sourced product and ensuring the farmer at the heart of producing your daily brew is being looked after too.

Sustainability is something we consider in every decision we make. We’re always looking to do our bit for the planet & the people we work alongside. It’s a constant balancing act between purpose & profit – we believe the two can & should go hand-in-hand.

Below you’ll find our key sustainable actions including our carbon neutral certification, sourcing guidelines, community initiatives & more. Click into each for more info.

This is an ongoing journey for us. You can check back here for updates on our progress or drop us a line with any suggestions.

community initiatives

We donate 5% of sales from Eco Warrior beans & merch back to the community. We'd love to introduce you to the organisations we support...

responsible packaging

We sourced packaging materials we felt would have the least impact on the environment & most aligned with our core values.

we’re carbon neutral

Our roastery is solar powered & we’re proud to be a certified carbon neutral business…we even have the fancy certificate to prove it!

community initiatives

orangutan coffee project

The Orangutan Coffee Project is a 360-degree program that connects rainforest & wildlife conservation with sustainable, organic coffee cultivation.

ethical sourcing

Our in-house guidelines for sourcing green coffee, thoughts on transparency & building ongoing relationships with the farms we buy from.

recycleme™ cups

We converted to Detpak's award-winning RecycleMe program. The first takeaway cup on the market that can be properly recycled.