Muntons has won the Environment and Sustainability award at the Suffolk Business Awards 2018 sponsored by the East Anglian Daily Times and Adnams.
The judges were impressed by Muntons leadership on sustainability which continually raises the bar and is recognised amongst its competitors as a trailblazer for making sustainability practical.
The judges stated: “Muntons are passionate about malt – and the environment and has built sustainability into the very fabric of its business”. 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.
The award ceremony at Kesgrave Hall was a glittering occasion with around 300 attending to see 12 awards presented.
Dr Nigel Davies, Technical and Sustainability Director of Muntons reflected on the win: “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.”