Our Values

Purple values

Core Values

Tate & Lyle was founded over a hundred years ago on three Core Values: Safety, Integrity and Respect.

These values still form the backbone of our business today.

Our Core Values

We always put safety first; nothing is more important
  • We always watch out for the safety of ourselves and others
  • We proactively identify safety risks and take the appropriate actions to report or fix them
  • We take responsibility for ensuring the right tools, support and skills are in place at work
We do what is right, no matter what
  • We act as a positive role model for the people around us
  • We speak up against inappropriate actions and behaviours
  • We always do what we know is right, even when under significant pressure
We treat people fairly and value the world we live in
  • We are open, honest and fair in the way we conduct ourselves
  • We treat everyone the same, always seeking to listen and understand the views of others
  • We take positive actions to protect and value the environment we live in

Performance Values

Accountability, Achievement, Creativity, Speed and Teamwork: the Tate & Lyle recipe for success.

Our Performance Values

We take responsibility for our actions and deliver what is agreed
  • We take full ownership for our actions and their outcomes
  • We have the courage to make bold decisions
  • We do what we say we will do – people can trust us to deliver
We set high targets and aim to outperform in everything we do
  • We set ourselves and those we work with, high and stretching targets
  • We always look to deliver outstanding results, above and beyond what we set out to do
  • We celebrate success, recognising those people who consistently perform
We constantly challenge ourselves to find new ideas and solutions
  • We challenge the status quo to seek out better ways of doing things
  • We are eager and tenacious, continuously looking to improve and learn from our mistakes
  • We are prepared to take calculated risks to find creative solutions to problems we face
We act quickly and decisively to get things done while maintaining the highest standards
  • We respond quickly to the needs of others, showing a very efficient and positive attitude
  • We are prepared to stand up and take the initiative to get things done
  • We are passionate about getting things done but while always maintaining our high standards
We work openly and constructively together as one team across boundaries and geographies
  • We look to build strong, effective relationships, working in teams across the world
  • We encourage and motivate others to contribute, actively seeking their feedback
  • We always put the team before the individual, recognising that we rely on each other to succeed

Code of Ethics

Our Code of Ethics helps guide how we do business and defines what stakeholders can expect from us.


Nothing matters more to us than safety. We simply don’t do something unless we can do it safely.
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