Elato's sustainability pledge comes from our mission to use the enjoyment of ice-cream to help feed the needy in Australia.

Our pledge involves the following seven sets of activities, with more activities being planned.

  1. Initially, 4 cents per tub to be given to OzHarvest (which will increase as Elato increases its revenue and profitability)
By supporting OzHarvest, we fund the purchase of meals for the needy. By doing this, we also contribute to an indirect benefit, that advances 5 out of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. See https://www.ozharvest.org/sustainability/our-advocacy/:
Sustainability goals

OzHarvest explains that:

    • goal 2 is advanced from their food security programs
    • goal 3 is advanced from their numerous food related education programs
    • goal 12 is advanced from their objective to halve food waste by 2030
Sustainability goals 2

OzHarvest explains that:

    • goal 13 is advanced from reduction of food waste which in turn reduces greenhouse gases since food waste is a substantial producer of methane
    • goal 17 is advanced from their numerous food related education programs

2. Funding specific projects to bring about change to reduce the risk of food insecurity in Australia

When Elato is running as a profitable business we will seek out a specific community project to fund that will reduce the risk of food insecurity in Australia in a measurable and effective way, using specific KPI’s to be determined at the time to measure the results of the project.

3. Recycling Elato's tubs

Our current tubs are fully recyclable and we have applied to become part of the Australian Recycling Label Program as well being a current member of APCO, the Australian Packaging Covenant. We are also reviewing compostable packaging to determine when it will be available at a suitable price.

4. Regenerative Agriculture

Elato plans to release more plant based products plus all Elato flavours are plant based and hence regenerative.

5. Carbon Offsets

Elato is reviewing the impact that its sustainable sourcing (below) has on offsetting its carbon footprint from using dairy ingredients in its ice cream and from the impact of transporting ingredients and finished products on its footprint. Will report the outcome in this section and in a blog on this website.

6. Sustainable Sourcing

Each of the flavour suppliers listed below support sustainability because of their supply of uniquely flavoured artisanal agricultural, regenerative products as well as providing social impact in the communities where they source their product - offering fair wages and funding local community programs. 


Solomon's Gold sustainable cacao production

Involved in Solomon Islands sustainable cacao production. See www.solomonsgold.com

Heilala vanilla supporting the local community

Involved in Tongan vanilla production plus ongoing support of the local community. See www.heilalavanilla.co.nz


Change fair trade coffee from South America

Fair trade coffee from South America with profits going to World Vision humanitarian projects in Africa. See www.changecoffee.com.au

7. Carbon Neutral

Elato is working with all our supply chain to understand our carbon footprint and develop a strategy to become carbon neutral.