Launched in 2019, The Magical Mushroom Company® has grown from start-up to an ambitious scaling business producing hundreds of thousands of pieces of packaging for a huge range of companies across Europe.
From the beginning, we’ve been determined to bring high-volume production capability to sustainable materials. It’s only by delivering at volume that we can help rid the world of plastic pollution. Starting with our factory in Esher, adding our Attenborough facility in 2021 and with Sofia added in 2022, we have the capacity to deliver on the packaging needs of the biggest enterprises. Our work is about making a case for modernity and industry. And the only way to do that is to call an end to unnecessary waste and pollution.
We set this company up to make the ideal of sustainable material real. Having a viable alternative to polymers in theory is one thing. Bringing it to market at scale is another. Which is why we believe our technology is only 10% of the answer. The other 90% is in the rigour of process and production.
Our Mushroom® Packaging is not a concept. It’s not just a 'nice idea'. It’s a practical and viable alternative to polluting polymers. And because our people are all focussed on delivering at scale for our clients, the aim of removing plastics from the supply chain is more achievable than ever.
As a company driven by sustainability, MMC firmly believes that a truly sustainable planet can only be achieved by creating a more equal, diverse and inclusive society.
Equality and Diversity is a key KPI for MMC and performance is owned by CEO and measured targets will be reported to the board.
We will use the UK Government backed EY National Equality Standard framework, to assess and improve and whilst we are recognise that we need a more diverse board and team, we are improving this with incremental changes.
We aim to look forensically at talent life cycle, with no visible or invisible barriers to stop anyone progressing through our organisation from a minority background.
Recruitment - We have a process that promotes inclusivity in job descriptions; rejects non-diverse shortlists; challenges educational selection bias and introduces diversity in interview panels.