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if we can, we should....

A salad being tossed into the air in front of a Tossed logo!

At tossed we recognise that we are the fortunate ones in our society, and there's always more we can do to have a positive impact on our environment, our people, and our community. For us, sustainability is an integral part of the business.

zero carbon forum

Zero Carbon Forum enables the hospitality sector to work together at pace towards net zero emissions, and Tossed have been members of the Forum since 2023.

Joining some of the biggest names within the industry, we look to share best practice and drive action across the sector, as part of the industry’s most collaborative effort on climate change.

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a bright idea....

We’ve switched all our stores to LED lightbulbs in order to reduce the amount of energy we use. On average LED’s consume 80% less energy when compared to incandescent bulbs. Additionally they are made from fewer components and more recyclable materials.  A small change but every step counts towards protecting our planet

A lit lightbulb

may the forks be with you

We’ve made the switch to 100% recycled cutlery in our stores. Made from paper from sustainable forestry and with FSC® accreditations its also fully recyclable in the paper waste stream.

Paper cutlery

zero plastic water

We’re proud to work with our friends at Life Water, who launched the first the UK’s first zero-plastic solution to water on the go!  Every can is 100% recyclable, made from recycled aluminium and BPA free.

Life water cans

Earth, wind and fire

The power in the shops (where we control the supply) is 100% renewable. We source our electricity from UK wind, solar and bio-energy farms to help do our bit to reduce carbon emissions.

A Windfarm

good coffee

We proudly serve triple-certified Arabica coffee: organic, fairtrade and rainforest-alliance certified.  So, not only does it taste good, it does good too.

 

Coffee beans

farmed with care

Our chicken thigh and breast is sourced from the UK and hash Red Tractor certification, which means we can be sure that high standards have been achieved throughout the whole supply chain.  We’re also supporting our British farmers by keeping things local.

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Disability confident scheme

Tossed is delighted to have been awarded Disability Confident certification, demonstrating our committment to providing equal employment opportunties where possible.  The scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace, and aims to help employers to successfully recruit and retain disabled people, as well as those with health conditions.

 

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the shirts on our backs

We proudly support a sustainable future for textile manufacturing, by only using fair-trade and organically-grown cotton in our team t-shirts.

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Feed our Frontline

During the coronavirus crisis, food became a major challenge for the NHS, so the hospitality industry came together to help hospitals feed frontline staff.  Tossed’s management team formed an integral part of the team leading a response group to this challenge, and our salads were enjoyed by many a healthcare worker during those most challenging of times.

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clean water projects

Clean drinking water and safe and hygienic toilet facilities are a privilege that few of us can comprehend going without.  However, globally 663 million people don’t have clean water to drink, and 2.3 billion people don’t have access to a toilet.  Our water policy covers both ends of the water cycle.  Every time you buy a can of Life Water at Tossed you contribute towards building a well in one of the worlds poorest communities, and even our toilets in stores are twinned with those in communities in need.

Tossed\'s water well

the p word

We’re taking steps where possible towards reducing the amount of plastic we use.  We’ve eliminated plastic bags from the business, and our salad and hot food bowls are made from a by-product of sugar cane which is widely compostable.  If we have to use plastic, it is always made from a recycled source.

If you want to reduce the amount of single use plastic you use then grab one of our forever bowls in store.  All profits go to our partner charity Greenhouse sports, and for just £9.99, you can use it again and again (and again)…

Tossed\'s forever bowls

we might be talking rubbish but...

Rubbish is inevitably produced as part of any business activity, but we dispose of ours as responsibly as we can.  All our sites where we manage the waste disposal have recycling facilities, and we aim to recycle 60% of our waste from stores. We have a zero-landfill policy ,which means that means any rubbish we can’t recycle is incinerated to provide electricity.

a load of old rubbish