Environment

Taking care of our environment

Within our own operations and joint ventures, we focus activity that have the greatest potential impact on the environment. We aim to reduce energy use, our carbon footprint, water use and waste to landfill. In 2016, we achieved a leadership position of A- in the CDP.

Key environmental highlights from the 2018 Annual Report

Our main environmental impacts are energy and carbon, water and waste. We consider our impacts principally within our own operations, but are increasingly focusing on the sustainability of our agricultural supply chain, particularly our principal raw material, corn. Our environmental performance in 2017 showed positive progress in our primary carbon footprint, waste to landfill and water usage. Our energy use remained largely unchanged.

2018 Environment Performance chart

Annual Report

Each year we publish in our Annual Report our key performance indicators and how we have performed.

Since 2008 we have reduced:

Energy

Reduced energy use per tonne of production by 5%

CO2

Reduced CO2 emissions per tonne of production by 22%

Water

Reduced water use per tonne of production by 5%

Waste

Reduced waste to landfill per tonne of production by 17%

Workplace

We believe that everyone at Tate & Lyle should be safe, respected and fairly treated.

Community

We want to play a positive role in the communities around us, changing lives for the better through our local and global community progammes and volunteering.

Safety

Safety comes first, both for our employees and for everyone who comes to our sites.