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.

Since 2008 we have reduced:

Energy

Reduced energy use per tonne of production by 5.5%

CO2

Reduced CO2 emissions per tonne of production by 10.4%

Water

Reduced water use per tonne of production by 1.5%

Waste

Reduced waste to landfill per tonne of production by 14.8%
Our energy reduction cuts emissions and costs, giving us an edge with our customers in this competitive market. With our better carbon footprint it’s a win/win.
Dan Kirk
Plant Manager, Lafayette South, Indiana

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Key environmental highlights from the 2017 Annual Report

Across our operations and joint ventures, we focus on three aspects of our activities that have the greatest potential impact on the environment:

Energy use and carbon emissions
Projects include replacing the boiler economiser unit at our Lafayette South, US plant with a new model; upgrading the economiser unit at our Almex joint venture plant in Mexico; and constructing a new gas-fired electrical co-generation plant at our Loudon, US facility. These changes will increase the efficiency of energy generation and reduce fuel use (and carbon emissions) at these sites.

Water use

We reduced our water use per tonne of production by 2.6% in 2016, due to water efficiency projects and programmes we implemented during the year. Since 2008 we have reduced water use per tonne of production by 1.5%.

Waste to landfill

We reduced waste to landfill by 15.8% per tonne of production in 2016 and since 2008 waste to landfill per tonne of production has reduced by 14.8%.

View our Group Environmental Policy document

View our Independent Assurance statement

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.
Three People

Meet the people behind Tate & Lyle

Everyone at Tate & Lyle has an important role to play in delivering our strategy and making us an extraordinary company.