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Ginerosity

Ginerosity Gin

They came up with the idea for Ginerosity because they believe passionately in the power of business and brands to do good.

With our beautiful and big-hearted London Dry gin, profits are poured into projects that will help deserving young adults to build themselves a better future. That isn’t just a worthwhile cause, it’s a vital one. And they’re exceptionally proud that they’re the first spirits company to do it.

Where exactly does the money go?

Ginerosity is committed to supporting projects that help disadvantaged young people through providing work, training and education opportunities.  

Their first partnership was with the charity Challenges Worldwide to help young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in International Citizenship Service (ICS) programmes. This was an innovative overseas programme that gave young people skills and training, and supported their personal development. 

Thanks to Ginerosity a group of young adults were able to take part in this programme and achieve a valuable and industry-recognised qualification from the esteemed Chartered Management Institute. 

Since then, they have continued to help young adults grow and develop through a partnership with the social enterprise pub group, Beer for Good.  

Now, in 2018, they are working with a brilliant charity that offers a lifeline to young homeless people by giving them training, education, support and mentorship. They continue to make a difference to people's lives.   

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Nemi Teas

Nemi Tea

A London-based tea company offering a variety of whole leaf tea blends as loose tea and in biodegradable tea pyramids along with a Chai Syrup for chai lattes, iced teas and chai cocktails! 

They are strong believers in creating positive change through business and provide employment to refugees to help them better integrate in the UK. Nemi Tea employ refugees to run tea stalls across London food markets, festivals, events and conferences which allows refugees to boost their English skills, regain confidence and work on skills required to enter the UK job market. They also employ them within our business to perform commercial roles including sales & marketing, events, packaging and distribution.

Nemi are solely impact driven and re-invest more than 50% of their profits back into their enterprise to help us achieve our social-impact goals.

 

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Rubies in the Rubble

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Rubies in the Rubble founder, Jenny, started reading about the problem of food waste after seeing the amount of discarded produce at fruit and veg markets across London. Beautiful mangoes, cranberries & tomatoes all headed for landfill, often because they simply didn't look right.

Although much of the discarded produce is perfectly edible, much is thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections, over-forecasted demand or inefficiency in storing & distributing.

The scale of the problem of food waste got Jenny thinking about what could be done with all this surplus product. Surely there was a way of creating delicious, first-class product using excess produce?

Armed with some family recipes and car-bootful of rescued fruit and veg from New Covent Garden market, the experimentation in the kitchen began! It wasn't long before...

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Toast Ale

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Toast was founded in 2015 by Toastmaster Tristram Stuart. He’s an award-winning author and campaigner on the environmental and social impacts of food production. He also set up the charity Feedback, which aims to put a stop to food waste.

Tristram met the guys behind the Brussels Beer Project. Their bread-based Babylone inspired him to create a delicious beer that could tackle bread waste at an industrial level, whilst raising awareness of food waste globally and raising funds for Feedback.

They brewed our first batch in Hackney, London and launched to coincide with being featured on Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty’s Friday Night Feast in January 2016.

Toast Ale have pledged profits will go to the charity Feedback, which aims to halve food waste by 2025. They want their impact to be greater than what they can do alone. So whilst they're directly tackling bread waste by including surplus in our beer, they're enabling Feedback to do much more.

Feedback leads a global movement against food waste, working with governments, businesses and civil society to catalyse change in social attitudes and demonstrate innovative solutions to tackle food waste. Its campaigns include: Feeding the 5000, Gleaning Network, The Pig Idea, Stop Dumping, and the FSE Network.

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Harry Specters

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Award-winning flavours and positive social change, that’s us at Harry Specters. Mona, Shaz and their son Ash, who has autism, are behind this social enterprise. While visiting a chocolate shop on a holiday in Scotland in 2011, Mona discovered a perfect way of combining her passion for creating positive change for people with autism with her love for chocolate. Ash came up with the name and a year later, Harry Specters was born - dedicated to crafting the most delicious chocolates that create employment for young people with autism.

They are involved in every aspect of the business – from making and packaging the products to administration, design and photography. The chocolates have won numerous awards for their taste and hundreds of young people with autism have a brighter future. Every lovingly handcrafted bar and chocolate helps improve the lives of people with autism.

For every £1 of profit made at Harry Specters, Mona and Shaz decided that 60p would be set aside for furthering the social aims of the business, providing social activities for their invaluable employees as well as opportunities for their personal development.

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Sendero Coffee

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Sendero explore remote coffee growing regions and work with local families and cooperatives directly sourcing outstanding Arabica coffee beans.

Their coffees are handpicked and roasted in small batches for an exquisite taste and aroma in every cup.

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Tea People

Tea People are passionate about all things tea. They are here to share with you their passion, to introduce you to the wonderful world of tea and to invite you to be a part of this fascinating journey.

They believe that 'tea is what you make it'. Tea can be different things to different people and with a little effort, creativity and innovation, it can even become a powerful medium for social change.

They aside at least half of their net profits for the cause of improving the lives of the underprivileged communities in and around the tea growing regions

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Spare Snacks

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Meet Ben, founder of Spare Snacks. Sparing food is in his DNA.

Growing up, his mum refused to waste any fruit or veg. Sometimes they lasted so long they had their own personality and pension plan by the time it came to eat them.

Fruit picking in his teens, he was shocked to discover just how much fruit and veg goes to waste. He decided to do something about it. He visited his local market and started saving unwanted produce. With an old dehydrator, he made snacks and sold them through local cafes, Spare Snacks was born.

They’ve come a long way since then and he's proud that Spare Snacks now make the most delicious, thoughtfully produced fruit and veg crisps around.

They may have been wonky once but they’re pear-fect now. Waste not, want lots.

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Cafedirect

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Cafedirect are proud to be the UK’s first and largest Fairtrade hot drinks brand, improving lives all over the world. And with at least a third of their sales certified as Soil Association Organic, they do their bit for the planet as well.

Unlike any other coffee company, Cafedirect invest 50% of their profits into PRODUCERS DIRECT, a UK charity that works directly with farmers to improve sustainability and livelihoods, right across the coffee growing world. The charity is run by farmers, for farmers, taking leadership and developing innovative solutions to the challenges they face.

This reciprocal, direct relationship enables them to provide their consumers with great tasting, very high quality and continually improving drinks.

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