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Muntons, the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer, has been awarded a platinum medal in sustainability performance by EcoVadis. This rating puts the maltster in the top 1% of global companies assessed and further highlights it as a leader in sustainability.

EcoVadis is the world’s largest independent corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency and assesses over 85,000 businesses in 160 countries and 200 industries. It reviews a company’s performance in four key pillars: environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. Across the board, Muntons scored 75 out of 100 in the audit, well ahead of the global average of 47.

Companies partner with EcoVadis to collaborate on sustainability with a common platform, universal scorecard, benchmarks, and performance improvement tools.

Muntons added the accolade to its ever-expanding list of recent achievements, including the Environmental Leadership Award at the 2021 Food and Drink Federation’s awards and the Baking Industry Awards’ Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award. The 100-year-old business impressed judges with its investment and innovation carried out on its new biomass heating system along with the co-generation of electricity. This, in part, represents Muntons’ commitment to sustainability and reduces its environmental footprint in line with a net-zero carbon emissions target. The company is on track to achieve its science-based target early and will decarbonise by over 60% based on 2010 emissions.

Director of Technical and Sustainability at Muntons, Nigel Davies, said: “It’s an honour to be awarded the EcoVadis Platinum Award. As a business that has set science-based emissions reduction goals as part of our sustainability strategy, the medal recognises our commitments as an industry leader.

“We’re serious about our sustainability initiatives, and the work we do allows us to support our customers and suppliers build greener supply chains and therefore improve the industry’s methods throughout. The platinum award recognises our performance is consistently high in the wider sustainability issues, such as ethics, human rights and procurement.”


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