Here at Coinadrink, we look for every possible way to support the environment and be as economical as we can. ‘The Cup Of Tomorrow’ is an example of this; an exciting new takeaway coffee cup that is ethically sourced and easily recycled at the end of its (very long!) life. It will be revealed next week so keep your eyes peeled across our social media, but why is it that we are making such a big deal about it? The fact is that sustainability has always been an important topic for us, and we’ve always gone the extra mile to take care of our planet.
We take pride in our environment and prioritise anything that can improve our planet for both ourselves and future generations. Every aspect of our company is closely monitored and regularly reviewed, from the vending machines we select to how we dispose of parts at the end of life. Cherry-picking an efficient vending machine is just as important for us as it is for the consumer, as it ensures our refurbished machines will continue to run smoothly years down the line.
Elsewhere, part of our service plan is a 2 hour response time, but we carefully select the routes our operators and engineers take for efficiency as well as speed. Our customer related management system (CRM) informs us of machines that need replenishing in real-time and the system helps us to adapt our routes to reach each site one after the other and without having to head in a completely different direction. This reduces fuel consumption.
Some of the products that we provide are ethically sourced and we support organisations such as Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance where we can. This provides a fair price for farmers’ products amongst the growing threat of multi-national organisations getting ahead, which leads to farmers having to accept a lower price. We strongly believe in giving smaller producers a fair deal and we work closely with suppliers that share a similar ethos around sustainability.
Our success can be pinpointed to our staff, who remain loyal and hard-working every single day. We owe them a great deal and therefore return our gratitude where we can. All of our staff are on more than the National Living Wage and we invest in their potential by expanding their knowledge and skillset where possible. This may include courses and exams.
We were one of the first companies to hold the ‘Investors in People Gold’ accreditation, which shows we are doing right by our employees. Our average length of service stands at an impressive 13.2 years, and careers with us have sometimes started through work experience and or successful apprenticeship scheme we have in place.
We can’t wait for ‘The Cup Of Tomorrow’ to become the next step in our ongoing sustainability efforts…
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