At The Cultured Collective, we’re committed to making eating to support gut-health easy and enjoyable. Our health isn’t the only thing we believe in though, we’re also big believers in supporting the health of our planet.
How we make our products
We only work with trusted suppliers who are also committed to sustainable practices.
Our kimchis and sauerkrauts are brought to life at our partners’ site nestled within the beautiful Swiss countryside. A proudly run family operation, they’ve been making fermented products for over 100 years!
Our production partners:
- Source local vegetables where possible and work with trusted wholesalers to procure specialist ingredients as needed.
- Produce power on site. Compared to conventional oil, this has saved nearly 8,000 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent emissions of an average car travelling 57,074,136 kilometres or circling the earth over 1400 times.
- Feed all organic waste into a biogas plant, which is then used to produce electricity.
As well as looking beautiful, packaging serves to protect our products through their shelf life. We're always striving to do better and take great care when developing and sourcing our packaging materials. We choose a fully recyclable format of glass jars and paper sleeves.
But the truth is there's no perfect solution for packaging currently. It’s an unavoidable truth that glass is heavy and transporting it is CO2 intensive. However, seemingly 'green' options such as compostable plastics will commonly only breakdown under energy-intensive industrial conditions. Worse still, if disposed of incorrectly, they have the potential to contaminate other plastic recycling streams which may then end up in landfill. Huge amounts of the UK's plastic recycling waste is also being dumped on other countries that simply cannot cope.
So whilst it is not a perfect solution, glass is our choice for now. Have any comments or ideas? We’d love to hear from you - contact us.
The Cultured Collective are a certified carbon neutral business.
In the UK, businesses account for over 85% of total GHG emissions – making corporate action the number one priority in helping stop climate change.
We have partnered with Carbon Neutral Britain to measure and offset the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with our activities. Calculations have been made using the most widely recognised standards in the world to ensure that all measurements and subsequent offsetting has been completed to the most regulated and accurate standards possible.
We offset through various woodland and nature-based projects around the world. To learn more, click here.
See our 2021-2022 Carbon Emissions Report.
We believe that no good food should go to waste and are committed to reducing waste in our supply chain. Through our logistics partners, we work with Fareshare who redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals.