Tate & Lyle receives award for “Excellence in Environmental Practice”

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Envirowise Food and Drink Supply Chain Initiative gives green light to Tate & Lyle’s environmental practices Tate & Lyle, a global leader in renewable ingredients, has been recognised by leading environmental programme Envirowise as “Demonstrating Excellence in Environmental Practice by Developing Supply Chain Partnerships". Tate & Lyle’s London sugar refinery teamed up with Envirowise last September to help suppliers improve their environmental performance. Envirowise is a government-funded programme which provides free advice to UK businesses to help them improve their efficiency and competitiveness while also reducing their environmental impact. Tate & Lyle was one of five large companies in the food and drink sector recruited to take part in the scheme. These companies have invited their suppliers to take part in the project who benefit from access to free support and advice to improve their “green credentials”. “Good environmental management is integral to good overall management of our business and we are delighted that our initiative with Envirowise has been recognised with an award”, says Michael Grier, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Tate & Lyle. “We are keen to spread the benefits of Envirowise’s initiative and, following the success of last year, we are already in discussion with Envirowise about expanding our involvement to include some of our customers in the scheme as well as suppliers.” Suppliers who sign up to the partnership programme receive a series of free training workshops, run by industry specialists, on waste management and packaging, energy and water minimisation, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Environmental Legislation. In addition to this, suppliers are offered a confidential, on-site waste review conducted by an independent advisor selected from Envirowise’s panel of experts. A business specific action plan is laid out by the advisor to identify how to improve efficiency and how to estimate the potential environmental and cost savings that can be made through taking part in these initiatives. The award was presented by Paul Rankin (TV Chef) at Envirowise’s first FEED conference in the NEC Birmingham attended by over 200 representatives from the UK's food, drink, hospitality and catering sectors. At FEED 2006, participants had the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops on a wide range of topics including environmental management systems and waste and water minimisation, and Envirowise advisors were available in a drop-in-clinic to answer any resource efficiency questions. The day was closed with the Good Practice Recognition Ceremony. For more information please contact: Melanie Haberstroh, Communications Assistant,
Tate & Lyle PLC
Tel.: 020 7977 6217
[email protected] Maia Vassileva, Envirowise
Tel.: 01635 280347

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

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 2018, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.7 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com