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Locale Coffee Roasters Carbon Reduction Institute

About Locale Coffee Roasters:

Locale started out in 2014 as a small side project driven by a handful of passionate, coffee lovers. Our original concept was just to help bridge the gap between the traditional Italian-style darker roast & the exceedingly light roasts of the hardcore specialty scene. The name was a nod to our Melbourne-Italian coffee roots, with an added ‘locally roasted’ twist. Fast forward a few years, when we joined the Genovese Coffee family & and with their added knowledge & guidance, we’ve been able to take it even further than we’d ever imagined in the specialty scene. We’re proud of how far we’ve come, now supplying coffee to around 100 cafes across Australia, with branches in Sydney, Brisbane & Perth.

Sustainability Message:

We believe Sustainability should no longer be a question, but an expectation. At Locale, we’re committed to bringing quality coffee & people together, but we really take our commitment to the environment & future generations of coffee drinkers seriously too. We partner with like-minded people around the globe who share our focus for quality, sustainability & social responsibility to ensure we leave not only the coffee industry, but the earth in a better position than we found it. As well as offsetting our carbon emissions, our roasting facility is solar-powered, we source recyclable & renewable packaging alternatives, contribute back to coffee farms investing into sustainable farming practices & are constantly on the look-out for ways we can further minimise our impact.

Environmental Action:

Locale coffee products are certified as Carbon Neutral Products by the Carbon Reduction Institute under the NoCO2 Program; in conjunction with the Genovese Coffee Carbon Neutral Product claim. Locale coffee products can display the Carbon Reduction Institute Carbon Neutral Product logo.

To achieve certification for their coffee products, Locale in conjunction with Genovese Coffee have committed to the following process:

  1. Measure Locale’s product and operational emissions.
  2. Quarterly reporting and auditing of Locale Carbon Neutral Product sales and annual reporting and auditing of operational emissions, and
  3. On a quarterly basis offset all Carbon Neutral Product and operational emissions.

What Carbon Credit Projects does Locale purchase units from?

The China Wind Project provides a renewable, clean energy source for power generation. Wind projects partially displace electricity currently generated from grid-connected conventional fossil fuel-based thermal power plants, thereby reducing overall emissions. Furthermore, by reducing harmful pollutants in the atmosphere, the China Wind Project also provides public health and local environmental benefits. Such projects also provide economic benefits through increased investment in renewable energy and employment opportunities.

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