Meet the Maker: Whittingtons

💚 Introducing Whittingtons 💚⠀

We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Michael and his team who supplies the most flavoursome herbs and spices…⠀

Whittingtons have been blending fine herbs and spices in Perth Western Australia since 1975. We have our own farm at Badgingarra and source from other local farmers and suppliers in the Wheatbelt, coriander, mustard seed, some oregano, and salt. Products not locally available are sourced from around the world via a major importer.

We have had a strong working relationship with Wasteless Pantry for over six years. We both share a similar approach to being responsible citizens in the communities we serve and have a strong focus on looking after our customers, our suppliers, and our employees. Some of the initiatives we have undertaken as a responsible business include:

🌱To reduce our carbon footprint we have installed 23KVA of solar power at our Osborne Park facility.

🌱We are installing 20KVA of solar and wind electricity generation at our farm.

🌱We have purchased an electric delivery vehicle to minimize our transport emissions.

🌱To minimize food miles we source wherever possible from local farmers and plan to test grow some of our herbs on our own farm. (Waddi Farm, Koonah Road, Badgingarra.)

🌱We have reviewed our packaging and supply the vast amount of our products in recyclable containers of glass and PET. We are reviewing options to replace our PE packaging for bulk products with options that rapidly decompose.

🌱To minimize production spoilage and factory waste we have active programs to reuse materials.

🌱Out of Code products that are safe to consume are donated to food banks.

🌱We have a commitment to support people with disabilities. Two of our full-time employees meet these criteria. Up to twice a week, senior students from the Gladys Newton School in Balga gain work experience at Whittingtons. These are special needs children we have been helping since 2015. Prior to that date, we worked with Rocky Bay and the Disabled Workers Union lending financial support to people with disabilities.