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East Coast Bakehouse

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2023

Sector:

Confectionery/Snacks

About the company

East Coast Bakehouse, established in 2015 by Alison Cowzer and Michael Carey, manufactures biscuits for the domestic and export markets from its factory in Drogheda, Co. Louth. "Baking Better Biscuits", the factory features one of the largest biscuit ovens and the longest single production line in Europe, manufacturing and packing 90,000 biscuits per hour. The company's products are available in 26 countries including the UK, Kenya, Portugal and Australia.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Spotlight Target Area: Supplier Certification

Sustainability is a key element of Eastcoast Bakehouse's DNA, the company is committed to ensuring sustainability is high on its agenda, throughout every part of the business. Eastcoast Bakehouse ensures that its supply base reflects the company's dedication to sustainability. In a variety of raw materials, packaging, and service domains, the company has sourced many top-tier suppliers. To verify that supplier qualifications and commitments align with Eastcoast Bakehouse's sustainability charter, all suppliers must either complete a questionnaire or are suitably accredited in schemes such as Origin Green, Red Tractor, RSPO, etc. The company increased the percentage of sustainably certified food suppliers from 24.7% in 2020 to 62.5% in 2021 meaning they are 37.5% ahead of its intial 25% target in this area, an outstanding achievement which showcases the company's ongoing commitment to robust sustainable procurement.


Spotlight Target Area: Packaging
Sustainability is a key element of East Coast Bakehouse’ DNA and is incorporated into
its mission and values. The company are committed to ensuring sustainability is high
on the agenda, throughout every part of the business.
East Coast Bakehouse set a target to approve a minimum of three products in
sustainable recyclable trays by the end of 2020. The company is performing strongly
in reducing its packaging use, surpassing its set target, having five trays transitioned
from black plastic to clear plastic.

Case Study 2021