We’re an independent family business and we’ve always challenged ourselves to do things in as sustainable a way as possible. We care about our impact on the environment around us, and we know you do too.
Plastic Free Pieminister
In 2019 we reworked our packaging to make it plastic free.
The window on our pie boxes and wrap for our patties is made from a transparent wood pulp substrate. All the rest of the packaging is made from fully recyclable, sustainable card and is printed using vegetable-based inks.
As part of our mission to keep food waste across the business to an absolute minimum, any ‘wonky’ pies are donated to good causes. FareShare SouthWest collect a pallet a week from our kitchens to distribute to food banks across the region. We’ve also built relationships with a number of other local charities who make good use of these wonky pies too.
And any unavoidable food waste from the pie kitchens is picked up by Bristol’s Bio-Bee, to be turned into biofuel.
Free Range & British
Since we started we’ve carefully considered the sustainability of our ingredients. Where possible, we source from as close to our Bristol kitchens as we can and from British farmers and producers who share our high welfare and ethical standards.
The number of meat-free and plant-based products that we make grows exponentially.
And for our meat patties and pies, we continue to always use free range British chicken and pork, wild British venison and farm-assured, mostly grass-fed, British beef.
Sustainable Palm Oil
In line with leading environmentalists including Greenpeace and WWF, we remain convinced that when sourced responsibly from a deforestation free source, palm is the most ethical and sustainable oil available.
We currently use 100% fully segregated and fully sustainable RSPO-certified palm oil in our pastry. And from early 2020, all of our palm oil will be identity preserved, from a single source recognised as the most transparent palm oil producer in the world by the Zoological Society of London’s SPOTT programme.