Bioregional has worked with Kingfisher since 2010 to help expand its range of sustainable products and services. As of 2017/18 these represent 32% of its annual sales
With no central procurement team at innocent, office goods are purchased by a wide range of people with differing levels of knowledge of sustainability. innocent drinks asked Bioregional to help embed a culture of sustainable purchasing across its many offices by creating simple and easy-to-follow sustainable buying criteria.
We focused on the most frequently purchased products and split them into:
We then developed both best practice and minimum criteria for each product, which helped provide flexibility.
To help educate and inspire employees, for each of the above three areas we created overarching sustainability principles to consider and explained the key impacts of the products.
We also provided product examples using accessible and tangible language, backed up with a jargon-busting glossary.
With a more consistent approach to sustainable procurement and better informed staff, innocent has now created an interactive online version of the guidelines where employees can click on different products to see their relevant sustainability criteria.