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Our People Planet Promise is a commitment to the Planet and our team. We’re on a journey to reduce the
environmental impact our bakery has, whilst continuing to make greener choices for future generations. Our
promises set out the ways in which we are committed to looking after not only the planet, but our people too,
who will always be at the heart of our company.
In addition to providing a brilliant benefits package to all of our people, including enhanced maternity and
paternity leave and a cake for every staff member each time we celebrate their birthday, our people promises
outline the commitment we have to our Lola’s family.
1Development: We’re promising £30,000 every
year towards individually chosen personal and extra-curricular development training for all our staff, not
necessarily related to their field.
2Everyone has their say: We’re committed to hosting
an annual ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ idea day for all Lola’s staff to share fresh ideas that we can
use as a business, so no matter how big or small someone’s idea is, they can be heard and valued, with
prizes for the best ideas”
3Charity: We’re championing charitable causes that
are close to our teams’ hearts. We pledge to donate £20,000 to charities every year personally
chosen by our people”
4Inclusion/Diversity: We’re pledging for all of our
business leads / department heads to participate in diversity and inclusion training, with a view to creating
even more inclusive hiring and communication practice” e.g. https://www.diversitytrust.org.uk/training/.
We are also in the process of applying to the government’s Kickstart Scheme to help those out of work
secure long term employment opportunities.
We continue to be inspired by the values of Sir David Attenborough and share his vision in sharing knowledge and
taking action in order to improve our planet’s health for future generations. Our planet promises are some
of the actions we are committing to help play our part.
We’re committing to removing the use of all unnecessary paper across the company by 2025. This will
involve reducing all paper usage in our bakery and within the logistics of delivery.
6Transport: We’re going to replace all of our petrol
vehicles with electric or hybrid vehicles by 2030, and we are committed to not purchasing any more internal
7Plastic: We’ll reduce 75% of our plastic from our
packaging by 2030. This will involve searching and implementing more sustainable reusability solutions to our
offering. All of our packaging will have clear instructions for reuse or recycling.
8Waste: We’ll commit to becoming focused on
recycling as much of our waste across the entire business as possible, through the establishment of ‘Waste
KPIs’ for our department leads.
9Knowledge: Through our sustainability partner Next Day
Solar, we are committed to sharing our knowledge of renewable energy, to assist our teams, and customers, to
live a cleaner and greener future.
10Energy Efficiency: We are starting to generate our own
energy, and so our ambition is to run our bakery entirely from clean renewable energy sources by 2030. In
addition to this we are a proud signatory of the SME Climate Commitment, which states our aims to:
- Halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030
- Achieve net zero emissions before 2050
- Disclose our progress on a yearly basis
Read about more great things we are doing as part of our sustainability efforts here.