Company rewarded for outstanding community involvement and healthy workplace initiatives

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Company rewarded for outstanding community involvement and healthy workplace initiatives Tate & Lyle won two of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards 2006 – the Gold Award for its outstanding community involvement and the Silver Award in the Workplace Community category for its employee health and wellbeing initiatives. Jim Knight MP, Minister for Rural Affairs, handed the awards to Ken Wilson, Community Relations Officer, Tate & Lyle, and Rachel Tofts, Head of Human Resources, Tate & Lyle Sugars, Europe, at the FDF President’s Dinner last night. Created in 2002 to recognise the food and drink sector’s commitment to local communities, the FDF Community Partnership Awards highlight the industry’s social responsibility achievements. The FDF Awards are open to the whole of the UK food and drink chain, and are the top industry awards for the sector. Tate & Lyle’s comprehensive community programme focuses on education with the objective of raising academic achievement levels and increasing options in employability. The programme offers volunteer and financial support to a variety of organizations and initiatives including Newham’s Citizenship Week, the Science Challenge, the Junior Citizens scheme and Newham’s Shining Through Awards. Over the past year, the educational initiatives alone benefited about 6,000 people in the local community. “As a major employer, Tate & Lyle has an important role to play in supporting education and we want to help local children understand that what they do at school prepares them for the world of work they will experience as adults”, said Michael Grier, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Tate & Lyle. “We make our involvement as practical as possible, and many of our employees volunteer to help children learn reading or offer career advice for teenagers. We are very excited that our support for the community has been recognized with an FDF Award for the third year running!” This year the FDF Awards’ Workplace Community category has been extended to incorporate promoting healthy living and lifestyle in the workplace. Tate & Lyle’s healthy workplace initiatives include health awareness campaigns, active support with smoking cessation, healthy eating and fitness improvement as well as counseling and a travel clinic. Sandra Neylon, Director of Neylon Occupational Health Ltd, who runs Tate & Lyle’s occupational health programmes, said, “Healthy communities benefit everyone and through our very proactive Occupational Health Programme, we encourage employees to embrace healthy living and lifestyle, and to improve their overall quality of life. We support our staff with a broad range of free services and initiatives that are very well received – one of the employees’ favourites was the free massage we offered as part of a recent health awareness week at our Thames Refinery!” The FDF President’s Dinner was held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London.

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,200 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2020, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.9 billion. For more information, please visit or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedin or Facebook.