SUSTAINABILITY IS COOL

          & very necessary 

We at FLOUR, bakes & brew, strive to do a little good with every cake, with every brownie or kombucha bottle.

We believe that it is important to contribute to a better world and this is how we do it:

Our products are: plastic free, soy free, vegan, optionally gluten-free & palm oil free

We have: slave free chocolate & small carbon footprint

We are: LGBTQIA+ ally

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PALM OIL FREE

Found in many groceries, perfumes or other  cosmetic products.

Large-scale conversion of tropical forests to oil palm plantations has a devastating impact on a huge number of plant and animal species. 

What do we do right now:

We do not use ANY palm oil in our cakes and brownie batter. 

What can we improve:

We still use two products that contain palm oil: Biscoff and Oreo. We haven't been able to find decent replacements and our clients keep asking for it.

We do state on our webshop that these two products contain palm oil, and we hope to create awareness!

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VEGAN

plant based life style means that you do not consume (or use) any animal products. This means no meat (duhh), eggs, milk, butter, cheese or honey.

Raising animals for food requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water. The byproducts of animal agriculture pollute our air and waterways. 

What do we already do:

We leave out ALL animal products in our bakes & brew. 

What we can improve:

Our business is vegan, period. There is not much to improve on that front. But, we don't buy all of our products locally, yet. It would be more sustainable if we did, so this is something that we will be working on.

Looking for more information? Click here for an easy infographic about the impact of a plant based diet.

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SOY FREE

Soy beans are used for many food products (soy milk/sauce, meat substitutes and tofu) but also for animal feed and biodiesel productions. 

It hard to think soy out of a plant-based diet, but the  soybean industry is causing widespread deforestation and displacement of small farmers and indigenous peoples around the globe.

 

What do we already do:

We leave soy out of our products until we know of better production practices and transparent land-use planning processes.

What can we improve:

There is Soy lecithin in the chocolate that we use. It's an additive, in an incredible small dose, but we are looking for an alternative.

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SLAVE FREE

CHOCOLATE

There are still estimated 2.1 million chocolate slaves. Mostly children.

Chocolate comes from cocoa beans, mainly harvested in Western Africa. There it represents an industry that enslaves and imprisons children, exploiting them for free labor. 

What do we already do:

Our chocolate is traceable. We are part of the Cocoa Horizon program. Our chocolate supports cocoa famers. 

What can we improve:

At some point, we would like to start working directly with cocoa formers and cut out the middle man. But unfortunately we're still too small for this. 

Check the link our Mailbox Brownies webshop and see from which farm the chocolate in your brownies come from!

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PLASTIC FREE

Worldwide, over 500 BILLION plastic botles are used every year!

Just let the following sink in:

1. Worldwide, over 100.00 tons of gum is discarded every year. Gum is made of synthetic rubber, which is a plastic

2. In the US alone, over 2 BILLION razors are thrown away yearly

3. Worldwide, 1 TRILLION plastic bags are discarded on a yearly basis

What do we already do:

We do NOT wrap our products in plastic. We do NOT use plastic in our shop. We separate our trash. 

What can we do better:

We try to buy our goods (ingredients etc.) plastic free, but our Callebaut chocolate is still delivered in a 10kg plastic bag. We are now in touch with a vegan chocolate company in Bali, Indonesia (POD) and we will maybe switch to a even more sustainable suppler (boat shipments).

Click here for an easy infographic from Plastic Ocean about the impact of plastic. 

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LGBTQIA+ ALLY

Acknowledge your privilege 

Love is Love. People are people. We are an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. An ally is someone who stands up for, supports and encourages the people around them. 

What do we already do:

We serve everyone. As a business this means that we respect pronouns,  create an equal work environment, that we will never judge, exclude, bully or ignore people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and that we will speak up when we think that somebody else does.

What can we improve:

We have to continue to educate ourselves.

Click here for a easy infographic about being ally.

Share. Discuss. Teach. Learn.

Share your insights, ideas, sustainable tips & tricks, your story 

or simply leave a recommendation. Sharing is Caring and 

only together we can make this a better world.

ALGEMEEN

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©2020 FLOUR, bakes & brew.

Created by MG

E-mail: info@helloflour.nl

Telefoon: +31 302378177

Locatie: Samuel van Houtenstraat 10

3515 EA, Urecht

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