Chia Sisters makes vegan juices in a solar-powered factory and sustainability lies at the heart of every business decision. The juices are bottled in recycled glass by Living Wage earners. The manufacturing process is near zero waste, and uses low carbon ingredients.
This year Chia Sisters became a Zero Carbon and Climate Positive certified business through Ekos certification. This involved calculating emissions, reducing them (for example through installing solar panels, purchasing electric vehicles, and avoiding air freight overseas), and offsetting them by 120%.
Carbon emissions are now built into Chia Sisters’ balance sheet. The company works with local and national organisations to show other businesses the steps to becoming zero carbon. The company has made significant shifts in its production to ensure that every ingredient is fully utilised with no seconds. Packaging is considered when choosing suppliers, using recyclable packaging from local suppliers wherever possible.
Chia Sisters was founded in 2012 and now supplies more than 700 cafes and supermarkets across the country, and over 500 more in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.