We are 1% for the planet. This means that we are committed to contributing 1% of our company turnover every year to local and Australian national causes to improve the environment and the quality of life of Australian people.
As of September 2022 we support the following not for profit organizations:
Surf Coast Energy Group Inc. (SCEG)
Surfrider Foundation Australia (Torquay)
Mikro Coffee Roasters is proudly a Carbon-neutral company as of August 2022.
We have diligently calculated all carbon emissions directly and indirectly related to our activities as a coffee roasting company and taken steps to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing our waste and working with companies that have already taken the steps to completely offset their carbon footprint and become carbon-neutral companies.
To offset our greenhouse gas emissions that are inevitably created from operating a coffee roasting business we purchase Australian Accredited carbon units from accredited Australian Carbon Market broker to completely offset the remainder of our emissions that we are unable to remove from our business such as natural gas use to roast coffee, operations of motor vehicle and other small incidentals.
The Following Services & Companies We use That are already 100% Carbon-Neutral.
- FTA Coffee (importing our coffee from Ismael and other farmers)
- Australia Post (all our coffee is delivered Express via Auspost)
- Biopak (Takeaway compostable cups and lids)
- Reground (remove and reuse all our soft plastics and used coffee grinds and coffee chaff from roasting)
- Happy Happy Soy Boy (soy milk for our espresso bar)
Our net calculated annual greenhouse gas emissions from operating activities
Gas for roasting coffee 44.98t
Motor vehicle 5.02t
Non-recyclable/non compostable waste 4.48t
Water to brew coffee & wash dishes 0.27t
Dairy & other milks used to brew coffee 16.62t
Business air travel economy class 1.5t
Events & promotions 6.23t
Total 92.44t Co2
Carbon Offsets Purchased in 2022
250t Moombidary Forest Regeneration Project vintage 2021-22
This project establishes permanent native forests through assisted regeneration from in-situ seed sources (including rootstock and lignotubers) on land that was cleared of vegetation and where regrowth was suppressed for at least 10 years prior to the project having commenced.
For more information on this project click here