Clements (and Hope Cafe) are one of Northern Ireland’s largest chains of local, independently-owned Coffee Shops and they're committed to providing sustainable products without compromising on quality.
Clements source all products and ingredients from local suppliers and businesses and ensure that all their waste is processed sustainably.
Here is a list of the businesses Clements work in partnership with to help them deliver their green achievements
Suki Tea, Belfast. A brand that supplies Fairtrade produce and ethical sourcing practices. All of their products’ packaging is plastic-free, and none of their teabags contains traces of plastic.
Farmview Dairies, Belfast. Milk and dairy products are all sourced from a local supplier.
Just Desserts, Portadown. Bakery products are supplied fresh from a local supplier.
Bailies Roastery, Belfast. Coffee is supplied and roasted by a local supplier.
Lynas, Belfast. Majority of all Clements’ ingredients and cleaning products are supplied by Lynas.
Northdown, Belfast Additional fresh produce is supplied directly by Northdown (alongside Lynas).
Clements sell re-usable Keep Cups; with each first purchase, Clements offers a free coffee in their new Keep Cup.
Clements reward customers with 25 points onto their loyalty app if they purchase a hot drink by using either a Keep Cup or their own reusable cup.
As of December 2019, two out of four takeaway disposable cup sizes are now fully compostable. They soon intend to introduce two other compostable sizes to replace their current ones.
Clements intend to replace their current disposable cup plastic lids to a fully compostable range in the near future.
All straws supplied in Clements’ cafes are biodegradable.
Clements is in the process of sourcing and supplying disposable cutlery that can either be recycled or biodegradable.
Most of Clements MBC’s disposable food containers are fully-compostable.
All waste is recycled in partnership with ISL, therefore, no waste from any of Clements’ sites are sent to landfill.
All food waste and spent coffee is collected and through Frylite and is processed through an Anaerobic Digestion programme where it is converted into electricity, bio-fertiliser or is converted for use in commercial heating.
Clements provides a selection of meat and non-meat products, including vegan options, made freshly in Clements’ Production kitchen, and in Hope and MBC’s kitchens.
Clements have recently gone digital with their loyalty scheme which replaced their colour-printed loyalty cards. Customers can now download their app to use when purchasing at any of their sites.