SESI - Sustainable Ethical Supplies Initiative
We are a social enterprise which started in the shed of our local primary school with the support of the headteacher and the PTA, operating more like a buyers group. Soon the scheme was on demand in other schools and we also accepted to join various community lead (voluntary run) farmers markets. Since 2006, SESI has campaigned in Oxford to help reduce food waste at on end of the spectrum and food poverty at the other, whilst actively making it easy to refill and cut on plastic pollution. Our outreach is now spreading across England and we are receiving enquiries from as far as Scotland. Running a whole foods and household refill service ourselves, we understand our traders journey very well, as we also continue to run a vibrant and successful SESI Refill Pop Up Shop at East Oxford Farmers Market. As part of our experience, we run workshops and accept invitations to give talks within the University of Oxford and other local organisations and institutions too.