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.
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.
Climate Change Action:
Locale Coffee Roasters is a NoC02 business certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) under the NoCO2 Program. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Locale Coffee Roasters undertook the following process:
- Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint, through the determination of the GHG emissions that resulted from their operations. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
- Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and
- Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their 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.