Jeroboams has been at the heart of some of London’s oldest neighbourhoods for over thirty years. Incorporating Laytons, now called Jeroboams Trade, our history stretches back to 1934. We believe in being personal, attentive and using our extensive knowledge to ensure you walk away with the perfect bottle. Whether in the shops, online, or in the trade, we are here for you.
As a company we follow our sustainability statement:
“In a challenging environment that is the wine industry, we see avenues towards sustainability in all aspects of our business. We strive to be an industry leader in sustainability practices and are constantly challenging ourselves to do better.”
We aim to continuously work to improve all aspects of the business to become more sustainable. We are focusing on local communities and wellbeing of our employees. We are aiming to make sustainable retail our brand story and help our customers and partners be more sustainable by implementing it in everyday business practices. We are continuously working on making the eco-friendly upgrades across the business.
Carbon footprint reduction – this has been one of the key driving factors in our decision to create the sustainability project, a way to reduce our environmental impact. We offer Cycle to work scheme and actively work on reducing the delivery van usage as well as working in partnership with green van couriers.
Use of renewable energy – actively working with our providers to reduce fossil fuels usage.
Waste management & recycling – we are currently recycling all glass and cardboard waste as well as actively promoting recycling across the business. We work in cooperation with our waste collection partner to reduce landfill waste to minimum.
Ecological care & regeneration – we are working in partnership with external environment management company to ensure that we are adhering to the highest standards of ecological care.
NPD & packaging – currently majority of packaging used is recyclable, biodegradable or compostable. We are looking to introduce fully recyclable, plastic-free packaging tape. A large amount of our wine comes packed in cardboard cases which are reused for local deliveries or customer pick ups. Any packaging that cannot be reused for repacking, is recycled. We also offer responsibly sourced reusable bags with purchases.
Staff welfare & progression – paid Volunteering Days, Drink Trust Training and Wellbeing Champions. We are prioritising staff progression by offering opportunities to complete courses supporting their role. We are offering at least two staff trips per year to producers to promote teams bonding incentives.
Diversity & inclusivity – we have always been a community minded organisation that celebrates inclusivity and diversity. We understand that clarity is important, and we are committed to creating and sustaining a positive and inclusive working environment for our employees. Our aim is to ensure that employees are equally valued and respected and that our organisation is representative of all members of society.
Responsible drinking & public health – we work in partnership with Drink Trust, which offers vocational, well-being, financial and practical support.
Community focused activities – As we are local wine merchant, we are actively focusing on cooperation with local organisations. We work with local communities and devote our Charity Days to support local organisations. Our focus is to create equitable, resilient, and vibrant communities where our employees and customers live and work.
We recognise that we are at the beginning of our journey to become more sustainable business. We have already started to use our strengths to maximise the positive impact we can have. In this coming year we will focus on producing comprehensive project leading from now to 2030.
We are working in partnership with our suppliers and partners to reduce our carbon footprint. We will measure improvements in our direct carbon footprint through regular ISO certification auditing.
We are aiming to have bi-annual reviews to assure that we are continuously improving our environmental sustainability and adhering to our project timeline. We will also be working towards zero-waste to landfill and eliminating use of plastics throughout our organisation and supply chain.
We will report on improvements and any additional sustainability incentives in our Sustainability Report on biannual basis.