Social responsibility

Who we are!

36th Parallel Coffee Roastery is a coffee company based out of Melbourne Australia.

We only use the highest quality coffees that have unique characteristics determined by varietal, terroir, and climate. Complementing the high grade green beans, our coffees are closely monitored during the roasting process to ensure the highest standard of quality and flavour come through in the final roasted bean.

Located on the Earth's 36th Parallel South the center of specialty coffee, if you are looking for specialty and exclusive coffee's then check out our online store.

We are on a mission

As 36th Parallel Coffee Roasters continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit additional resources toward our values to maximize the positive impact of our products. At 36th Parallel Coffee Roasters, we have long held the conviction that we can be both a great business and a great corporate citizen. In fact, we believe we cannot be one without the other.

Corporate social responsibility is cemented in 36th Parallel Coffee Roasters DNA because our people believe deeply in making the world a better place.

1. Ethically sourced and sustainable coffee

Our success is linked to the success of the farmers and suppliers who grow and produce our products.

It’s our commitment to do things that are good to people, each other and the planet. From the way we buy our coffee, to minimising our environmental impact, to being involved in local communities. It’s doing things the way we always have and using our size for good. 

Helping people thrive helps ensure the long-term sustainability of the premium products we provide. We’re committed to offering ethically purchased and responsibly produced sustainable products of the highest quality.

2. Compostable capsules

2.1 Certified to Australian Standard AS 4736-2006

Biodegradable plastics - Biodegradable plastics suitable for composting and other microbial treatment

2.2 International Certifications

36P Nespresso® compatible capsules are fully Industrial Compostable.  The outer capsule is certified by TÜV Austria/ Vincotte.

Composting can reduce the volume of organic waste quite significantly, while the compost produced can be used for agricultural and horticultural purposes. About 50% of all domestic waste comprises organic material, a percentage that is set to grow in the future owing to the growing popularity of biodegradable products (packaging material, disposable cutlery and plates, …).

Packaging or products featuring the OK compost INDUSTRIAL label are guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. This applies to all components, inks and additives. The sole reference point for the certification programme is the harmonised EN 13432: 2000 standard: in any event any product featuring the OK compost INDUSTRIAL logo complies with the requirements of the EU Packaging Directive ( 94/62/EEC).

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3. Saving habitats

Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and wellbeing, and create jobs for social impact. We’re honoured to have reforestation through One Tree Planted as an integral part of our business model.

ONE TREE PLANTED IS A 501C3 NON-PROFIT WITH A FOCUS ON GLOBAL REFORESTATION.

One tree is planted in Australia for every order of capsules we sell online.

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