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Sustainability Policy

Sustainability at Distinctive Confectionery Ltd

Distinctive Confectionery is committed to approaches that result in a business run in an ethical, responsible, and sustainable way. Our principles of operating with an ethical approach mean that our first priority is looking after people. This means our team, our customers, and our wider community. We can only achieve this by working with like -minded suppliers who also commit to these values. These values include putting our clients first, looking after the environment, ensuring fair working conditions and delivering a quality service. We are a member of SEDEX, a platform which ensures that our supply chain is one with ethical suppliers who share the same commitments for quality products produced in a sustainable manner.

The Distinctive team

From its start up as a small family business 30 years ago, Distinctive Confectionery Ltd has grown successfully and prides itself on retaining family values through the growth and development of the team. We are committed to each other and striving for the highest standards. Our training and wealth of experience ensures that all members of our business benefit from the same approach and enjoy equal workplace and employment opportunities.

Our team policy promotes high standards within the work- place and in all our dealings with clients and suppliers. We strive to communicate clearly and transparently in all we do.

Our commitment has always been to the wider community to support local groups and charities, not just in the supply of goods but through our time and financial support.

The environment and our sustainable commitment

Distinctive Confectionery Ltd is committed to operating in a sustainable manner and to being mindful of our environment. We work with some of the leading suppliers such as Lindt, Milka and Ritter Sport who are all committed to ethical cocoa farming. These products also come with certification stamps such as climate contribution and are available in a choice of sustainable materials such as biodegradable, recycled made from coffee cups or renewable raw materials such as natural or grass paper with improved Co2 values. We also offer inlays that are either 100% recyclable, industrially biodegradable or TUV Austria home compostable S1239 stamped. They are also FSC certified. These products come with the 4 relevant stamps to give you and your client peace of mind.

Amongst our product range are clearly marked environmentally friendly products. We have a wide range of fair-trade chocolates, biodegradable containers and sustainable packaging choices. We have compostable sweet bags and individual sweets and lollipops in printed compostable wrappers. Our packaging choices are clearly labelled on our website. Many products are available with a choice of biodegradable packaging as an alternative. We also supply sugar free, vegan and other healthy lifestyle options.

The Distinctive Quality

We are committed to upholding high standards throughout our business and are mindful of these practices throughout our dealings with people both internally and externally.

Our review practice ensures that we strive to do this better each time as we aim to supply high quality service of premium quality goods. We only use the best chocolatiers and confectioners, our printers have also won several awards for quality printing.