Muntons has won the environment and sustainability category at the Suffolk Business Awards 2018, sponsored by the East Anglian Daily Times and Adnams.

The judges were impressed by Muntons’ leadership on sustainability, stating: “Muntons are passionate about malt and the environment, and has built sustainability into the very fabric of its business.”

 

Muntons sustainability awardDr Nigel Davies, technical and sustainability director of Muntons

 

They praised Muntons for its commitment to using local supply to reduce food miles, and its care for customers and suppliers. The judging panel was particularly impressed that Muntons had won the Weetabix sustainable supplier award two years running.

To win the category, Muntons had to show that it is truly committed to enhance the environment, not just avoid negative impacts. Equally important was that business decisions should be made with longer-term environmental goals in mind, that also demonstrated a financial benefit to the business.

Dr Nigel Davies, technical and sustainability director of Muntons, said: “It is always good to see leadership recognised amongst those who also aim high on environmental protection that makes good business sense.

“Muntons have an externally verified, science-based target, which aligns our continual improvement in emissions control with that needed to keep the global temperature rise below 2ºC.

“This is key to our approach: lead with passion on environmental protection, but make sure the improvements are real, continuing and verified, and make us the supplier of first choice for ethical operations that drive financial success.”

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