Tate & Lyle unveils new targets for equity, diversity and inclusion

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09 December 2021 – Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, announces today a set of ambitious targets and commitments to significantly progress its new equity, diversity and inclusion strategy over the next ten years.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

This new strategy is designed to fully integrate equity, diversity and inclusion into Tate & Lyle’s culture and purpose. The new targets and commitments include achieving gender parity in leadership and management roles, increasing spend with diverse suppliers and making teams at all levels of Tate & Lyle representative of its local communities.

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive, Tate & Lyle said: “Equity, diversity and inclusion is a business-wide priority for Tate & Lyle, and I’m delighted we are launching a set of clear targets and actionable commitments in this area.  I firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are accelerators for growth and a key element of being a purpose-led company.”

Lauren von Stackelberg, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Tate & Lyle said: “People are at their best when they feel they can be themselves, and businesses are at their best when everyone can be seen, heard and valued.  Our new equity, diversity and inclusion strategy and action plan will foster a truly inclusive culture at Tate & Lye and help us achieve our goals”.

New Targets and Commitments
Tate & Lyle’s new strategy for equity, diversity and inclusion consists of four pillars – systems, talent, culture and society.  The new targets and commitments span each of these pillars.

1. Systems
Integrate equity, diversity and inclusion into core organisational structure, policies and practices to promote equitable advancement, retention and reward.

  • By 2023, 50 high potential Tate & Lyle employees from under-represented groups will be sponsored for advancement.
  • By 2025, in each of its regions, Tate & Lyle will achieve parity in attrition rates and employee engagement scores on equity, diversity and inclusion questions between minority and majority groups.

2. Talent
Ensure the diversity of the workforce reflects the local communities Tate & Lyle serves.

  • By 2025, Tate & Lyle will achieve gender parity in leadership and management roles.
  • By 2030, teams at all levels in Tate & Lyle will be representative of their local communities.

3. Culture
Educate  Tate & Lyle employees to achieve the equity, diversity and inclusion competence needed to create and sustain an inclusive culture.

  • By 2022, 10% of Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders’ paid time will be spent on ERG work.
  • By 2025, Tate & Lyle employees, managers and leadership will spend 10, 15 and 20 hours each respectively on equity, diversity and inclusion training.

4. Society
Listen to, speak to and serve society by delivering progress on equity, diversity and inclusion for and with Tate & Lyle’s customers, communities and suppliers.

  • By 2030, employees will have spent 50,000 hours volunteering for projects aligned with Tate & Lyle’s purpose and priority UN SDGs, with an ambition to reach 20,000 hours by 2025.
  • By 2030, Tate & Lyle will expand its spend with diverse suppliers globally, with interim goals achieved for North America supplier diversity by 2027.

The targets have a baseline of 1 April 2022. Tate & Lyle will report on progress against the targets and commitments annually.


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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a world leader in ingredient solutions for healthier food and beverages. 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 fortification, we develop solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Tate & Lyle's purpose is Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food 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 2022, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.4 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedinFacebook or YouTube