2019 Theo Impact Report

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Theo Impact Report

environmental impact

At Theo, we take steps to reduce the negative environmental impact our business practices may have.

In our Seattle Factory, we actively compost and recycle any materials possible. This past year we installed a new

cocoa bean roaster and partnered with our county regulatory agency to pioneer the first cocoa roasting regulations

in Washington State. These efforts involved establishing limits for VOC’s, smoke opacity and particulate emissions to

ensure there are no negative environmental impacts from the cocoa cleaning and roasting process. We are proud to

roast cocoa without any daily limitations. This is a result of the time and investment made to ensure our new roaster

operated well below the state’s emission limits.

2019 UTILITIES USAGE

As a growing company, the overall utilities used are increasing as we run our factory for more hours. Due to this, in

2019 we began tracking the efficiency of our utilities used per pound of chocolate manufactured. Our goal moving

forward is to decrease the amount of utilities used per pound of chocolate made.

Efficiency of utilities used per lb chocolate made:

ELECTRICITY: KWH GAS: THERMS WATER: GALLONS

2019 0.63 0.011 0.57

In 2020, we will start looking at feasibility of several efficiency projects to reduce our use of critical resources.

• Electricity reduction through lighting replacement with high-efficiency technology

• Water recycling and reuse in manufacturing

• Natural gas reduction through improved use of insulation and replacement of inefficient equipment

2019 WASTE CONTRACTS

Our waste contracts with City of Seattle waste management

are heavily weighted to Compost and Recycling services.

However, we do not track the actual pounds picked up. We will

be working to identify a method to quantify and reduce our

garbage waste stream.

Recycle

35%

Garbage

22%

Compost

43%

Cardboard: In addition to city recycling, we work with a recycler

who picked up 26 tons of cardboard this past year.

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