At Coco di Mama, we’re committed to improving our environmental sustainability and have a positive impact on the communities in which our employees and customers live and work.
The four main areas which we focus on are:
As a food-to-go brand, we understand that the biggest opportunity is to reduce the amount of waste created, and especially single-use plastics.
Some of the ways in which we are reducing our waste include the following:
We aim to minimise food waste as much as we can, however as all our food is made fresh in each store daily, it is hard to completely avoid this. There are three main strategies we use to minimise food waste:
Our goals for the future:
Environmentally responsible menu & supply chain
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Our goals for the future:
Responsible Product Sourcing
We’re committed to bringing our customers the best quality ingredients, as well as reducing environmental impact through responsible sourcing. All of our suppliers have BRC accreditation or equivalent, to ensure the highest standards of food safety.
Local sourcing to reduce our carbon footprint
The two main products (80% of our volume) that we serve to our customers are coffee and pasta, both of which are sourced from within the UK. Our coffee is sourced and roasted locally in Hackney, London through Allpress. Our pasta and pasta sauces are also all manufactured here in the UK on home turf.
Animal welfare programs
We’re proud of our animal welfare programs and the journey we are on to improve animal care. Consistent with our history of listening to customers and animal advocacy organisations and in addition to our own initiatives, Coco di Mama is committed to exclusively providing products that meet the standards set out in the Better Chicken Commitment/European Broiler Ask throughout our entire European Operations by 2026.
1. Comply with all EU animal welfare laws and regulations, regardless of the country of production.
2. Implement a maximum stocking density of 30kg/m2 or less. Thinning is discouraged and if practiced must be limited to one thin per flock.
3. Adopt breeds that demonstrate higher welfare outcomes: either the following breeds, Hubbard JA757, 787, 957, or 987, Rambler Ranger, Ranger Classic, and Ranger Gold, or others that meet the criteria of the RSPCA Broiler Breed Welfare Assessment Protocol.
4. Meet improved environmental standards including:
At least 50 lux of light, including natural light.
At least two metres of usable perch space, and two pecking substrates, per 1,000 birds.
On air quality, at least the requirements of Annex 2.3 of the EU broiler directive, regardless of stocking density.
No cages or multi-tier systems.
5. Adopt controlled atmospheric stunning using inert gas or multi-phase systems, or effective electrical stunning without live inversion.
6. Demonstrate compliance with the above standards via third-party auditing and annual public reporting on progress towards this commitment.
Coco di Mama is committed to raising animal welfare standards and is proud to be the first group (within Azzurri) in the UK and Europe to commit to bringing these important changes to fruition.
We’re passionate about delicious food and ensuring our menus can be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced diet. We like to give our customers the choice of lighter options such as soups <250kcals, salads <300kcals, and low-carb, high-protein dishes. All the nutritional information about our products can be found on our website.
People often refer to working at Coco di Mama like a large (lively) family. We are a living wage employer (in fact we’re above living wage) and offer generous employee benefits, including a free meals policy to all staff and employee assistance programmes. We offer flexible working contracts which suit our employees. Our strong training and development plan has meant that many of our general managers, operations managers and our Head of Operations have worked their way up through internal promotions within the company.
We are a very diverse company, with employees from across the globe, and a proud LGBTQ community. Our median gender pay gap across the Azzurri group is 0.1% which is way ahead of the industry average of 3.8%.
We are proud to have a long-standing charity partnership with The Felix Project, the UK food charity improving sustainability by rescuing edible food waste & delivering it free of charge to vulnerable people suffering food poverty in London.
Ways in which we support The Felix Project through a year-round partnership.
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