Our Planet


  • According to an Oxford University study, Eating a vegan diet could be the “single biggest way” to reduce your environmental impact on earth. They found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual's carbon footprint from food by up to 73%.
  • Our cookies are and always will be 100% plant-based making it easier than ever to make those little swaps and do your bit for the planet.

Our ingredients

  • When sourcing the ingredients for our cookies, we make sure to partner with ethical, sustainable producers. 
  • Our chocolate and cacao is organic and sourced from Peru, guaranteeing ethical farming practices and no child labour. 
  • Palm overall gets a bad press (and justifiably so in most cases!) but the palm fat in our cookies is different: it’s the ‘crème de la crème’. It is organic and certified sustainable by RSPO, Rainforest Alliance and is carbon neutral. It is produced in Colombia (no orangutans), there’s no deforestation and our supplier invests in supporting the local community. 
  • For more info on our decision to use palm and our amazing supplier, watch this video 😊

Our packaging

  • Through our extensive packaging research, we’ve understood that unfortunately no plastic film is widely recyclable in the UK today  (shocking, we know). Only a handful of local authorities will accept film in your recycling bin: they just don’t have the technology to recycle it yet. So, any plastic film claiming to be “widely recyclable” today,  simply is not!
  • There are alternatives to plastic film like paper or compostable films. We’ve tested these out and unfortunately they don’t do a great job at keeping our crunchy cookies fresh, which just creates a new problem – food waste. 
  • We’re eagerly awaiting effective, widely recyclable options! In the meantime, you can post your empty films back to us (or send them direct to Terracycle) to be recycled. Finally, let’s not forget that the majority of our packaging is card or paper, which is 100% recyclable, woohoo!

Our Promise

It’s a GATO promise that we’ll always strive to fully research and select the most sustainable, effective option available to us be it ingredients, packaging or partners we work with. It’s an ever-evolving picture and we’re not afraid to make changes for the better and to always be transparent with you about key decisions we make.

For more info, questions or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch! You can reach us on email: Instagram: @gatoandco)