LONDON, UK. June 26th, 2023 – At CoirProducts.co.uk (of Salike Limited), sustainability lies at the core of our business philosophy.
We strive to make a positive impact through the products we offer and the way we conduct our operations. With a purpose-driven approach, we are mindful of the decisions we make, consistently taking significant steps to minimise our environmental impact.
As part of these efforts, our company, Salike Limited, achieved a significant milestone by attaining carbon neutrality, having been recognised for demonstrating our commitment to environmental responsibility by complying with the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2018. As such, we have been verified in accordance with the specifications of ISO 14064-3:2019 for our organisation-level GHG statement. This standard provides clear guidelines and requirements for quantifying and verifying our GHG emissions. This builds on our previous carbon neutral certifications of our parent company, involved in manufacturing and supplying our products. With our products manufactured in Sri Lanka, which is where the raw material is available, we offset our carbon footprint, following the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes.
With coir being a natural, biodegradable, and organic resource, such measures help us bring a truly trusted and sustainable product to the UK market. Coir is rapidly gaining popularity as an environmentally-friendly alternative to peat-based products, particularly in horticulture. The extraction of peat for various purposes, including horticulture, has severe consequences on our ecosystems. At CoirProducts.co.uk, every choice we make is an opportunity to minimise our impact on the environment.
These efforts, however, are not new for us; they reflect our broader commitments to both people and the planet. Our coir products are proudly vegan-certified, ensuring they are cruelty-free and meet the stringent criteria set by The Vegan Society. As a member of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses we demonstrate our dedication to social and environmental considerations. Furthermore, our commitment to fair trade is reinforced through our membership with Sedex, ensuring compliance with essential environmental, social, and governance (ESG) legislation.
From the outset, we have embraced environmentally-friendly practices across all aspects of our operations. Key initiatives include eliminating the use of unnecessary plastics in our packaging, adopting reusable FSC-certified boxes for packaging, and optimising box size to enhance efficiency in transportation. Our products are free from harmful chemicals, ensuring they are safe for both people and the planet.
Moreover, Salike Limited’s Ethical Production and Sourcing Policy guarantees that ethical business practices are upheld throughout our manufacturing and operational processes. We prioritise the welfare of our staff, ensure the safe and legal production and sourcing of our products, and minimise harmful impacts on the environment.
At CoirProducts.co.uk, we take immense pride in our environmental journey. Our unwavering dedication to purpose over profit places people and the planet at the forefront of our work. We conduct regular reviews of our operations and those within our supply chain to ensure alignment with our social and environmental commitments, as well as compliance with national and international labour laws and standards, as outlined by esteemed bodies such as Sedex. By achieving carbon neutrality, we remain steadfast in our core principles of serving our partners and customers with utmost honesty, integrity, and transparency. Our products reflect the care and concern with which they have been manufactured, embodying our commitment to creating a better world for all.