Our Purpose

Out now: our new interactive purpose booklet!


We live our purpose through three pillars

Healthy living child baker
Supporting healthy living purpose icon
We help people make healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink, and lead more balanced lifestyles.
Thriving communities
Building thriving communities icon - yellow
We help build thriving communities where we operate and support people to achieve their potential.
Caring for our planet purpose
Caring for our planet purpose icon
We care for our planet and help protect its natural resources for the benefit of future generations.

We have set ourselves some ambitious commitments and targets over the next 10 years for the three pillars of our purpose.

Our three pillars of purpose

We support healthy living by using our ingredients and expertise to help people make healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink, and to lead more balanced lifestyles.

These are our commitments:

 • By 2025, we will have helped improve the lives of over 250,000 people by supporting programmes that promote healthier lifestyles and activities.

 • By 2025, through our no/low calorie sweeteners and fibres, we will have helped remove 9 million tonnes of sugar from people’s diets, equivalent to 36 trillion calories.

 • By 2025, we will have helped our colleagues improve how they look after their physical and mental wellbeing so they can be their best at work and in their daily lives.

We build thriving communities where we operate and support people to achieve their potential.

These are our commitments:

 • By 2025, we’ll have supported the education of over 100,000 children and students through learning programmes and grants, helping them attain skills for life.

 • By 2025, we’ll have provided over 3 million nutritious meals for people in need.

 • By 2025, we’ll achieve gender parity in our leadership roles.

We care for the planet we live on and help protect its natural resources for the benefit of future generations.

These are our commitments:

  • By 2030, we’ll have delivered a 30% absolute reduction in our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, with an ambition to reach a 20% reduction by 2025.
  • By 2030, we’ll have delivered a 15% absolute reduction in our Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
  • By 2025, we’ll have eliminated coal from all our operations.
  • By 2030, 100% of our waste will be beneficially used, with an ambition to reach 75% by 2025.
  • By 2030, we’ll have reduced water use by 15%.
  • We’ll maintain sustainable acreage equivalent to the volume of corn we buy globally each year, currently 1.5 million acres, and through partnerships we’ll accelerate the adoption of conservation practices.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Tate & Lyle is a signatory of the UN Global compact, the world’s largest sustainability initiative. In doing so, we have committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have assessed the goals and have decided to focus on those SDGs which are most closely aligned to our purpose and where we can have most impact. These are:

 

Tate and Lyle's priority UN Sustainable Development Goals

 

 


Tate & Lyle PLC is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series*. The FTSE4Good Index Series recognises companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

FTSE4Good

*FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Tate & Lyle has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, for further information please see the FTSE4Good website here.

 

We are on a continuous journey to strive for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence. View our new EHS policy here