Taking care of our environment

We strive for continuous improvement of our environmental performance.  We aim to minimize the environmental impact of our energy consumption, water use, and waste generation.

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:


Reduced energy use per tonne of production by 5%


Reduced CO2 emissions per tonne of production by 22%


Reduced water use per tonne of production by 5%


Reduced waste to landfill per tonne of production by 17%


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


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