Environmental Statement & Social Responsibility
We have calculated that our customers have already potentially saved over 10 billion single use plastic bottles from going into landfill or into our oceans* through purchasing one of our stainless steel reusable bottles. If they are looked after our bottles can go on for years and years and when you are finally ready to say goodbye, they are 100% recyclable.
All of our products are shipped with zero plastic packaging and as an organisation we endeavour to become a zero waste company. Any waste we do produce is recycled.
Our stainless steel bottles are made in our factory in Shenzhen, China and are shipped to our UK hub by seafreight. Our Seafreight partner OOCL is leading the way in environmentally responsible shipping with proactive efforts to care for the environment falling under four main categories:
- Emissions Reduction
- Marine Biodiversity Conservation
- Sustainable Management of Resources
- Environmental Promotion
Seafreight uses a fraction of the CO2 emissions of airfreight and OOCL has taken additional measures to negate the environmental impact of shipping. Their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are detailed on their website www.oocl.com. This award winning shipping organisation is committed to taking actions and formulating the relevant initiatives to protect the aquatic biodiversity and marine environment.
We have looked for and will continue to look for European suppliers of stainless steel bottles. To date we have never found a manufacturer to make 304grade stainless steel bottles in Europe.
Our manufacturer in Shenzhen maintains BSCI accreditation through 3rd party accreditation. The Business Social Compliance Initiative was established with the aim of improving social performance in the increasingly complex global supply chains. The Code of Conduct, which includes 11 fundamental principles, is based on the labor standards of the International Labour Organization, UN Charter of Human Rights and other key international and national regulations in the human rights sphere.
- Working hours and fair compensation
- Occupational health and safety
- Child labor and protections for younger workers
- Forced/bonded labor and precarious employment
- Freedom of association and collective bargaining
- Ethical business behavior
- Environmental protection
We have a China based quality team who visit the factory regularly to monitor product manufacture and manufacturing performance. Materials are all tested to stringent 3rd party SGS accreditation periodically to ensure material compliance, chemical composition of steel and checks for impurities, contaminants or toxins.
*If a person, on average, uses 167 single use plastic bottles each year and that person converts to a stainless steel reusable bottle with a lifetime on average of 5years. Pacific Institute. “Fact Sheet: Bottled Water and Energy – Getting to 17 Million Barrels.” December 2007.