Muntons is delighted to be announced as the winner of the Global Brewing Supply Awards 2022 at the 11th RMI World Barley, Malt and Beer conference held in Antwerp, Belgium on 30th March.
The award highlights excellence in the supply of malt products to the brewing industry throughout the world and is highly competitive.
Muntons was selected in recognition of their outstanding programme of sustainability commitment and action. They started their sustainability journey back in 2007 because it was the right thing to do and have continued momentum ever since. In the past few years, they have invested in a biomass plant at their Bridlington site, an anaerobic digester at their Stowmarket site and this year have opened the doors to a new biomass energy centre at their headquarters in Stowmarket. Once fully on stream, they anticipate they will have decarbonised their maltings by a staggering 83%*.
Muntons is not only limiting their actions to their own business but working collaboratively across the supply chain. Developing partnerships with UK farmers to grow 100% sustainable barley and working with them and global brewers, HEINEKEN, to pioneer regenerative agriculture trials with the aim of growing carbon negative barley.
They are leading the global brewing industry when it comes to sustainability. It is this demonstrable leadership that has meant Muntons is the only global maltster ever to have won the award twice, having won it previously in 2015.
Mark Tyldesley, Group Managing Director of Muntons plc comments, “This is an award that recognises the outstanding achievements we have delivered together in sustainability so far and gives us every incentive to do even more. Everyone who works at and with Muntons should be very proud of the work we have all done. The leadership and example we have been able to show on sustainability is inspiring our entire industry.”
*Scope 1 & 2 emissions