Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award
Muntons, the 100-year-old manufacturer and supplier of malt and malted ingredients, has won the Baking Industry Awards' newest category: the Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award (sponsored by Macphie), for its bio-energy plant at its Stowmarket site.
The maltster's biomass heating system, along with the co-generation of electricity, represents Muntons' commitment to sustainability and reducing its environmental footprint by a factor of three.
The judges assessed bakery businesses' innovations and programmes that are supporting the industry to become a more sustainable one. Muntons also impressed the judges by focusing on achievements and gains, rather than the investment required. The panel said: "The speed, determination and commitment in getting the plant operational in the face of multiple obstacles, was very impressive."
Attending the Awards in London on Muntons' behalf were Director of Sustainability, Nigel Davies and Senior Marketing Manager, Andrew Leedham. Strictly Come Dancing judge, Craig Revel - Horwood hosted the event at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
You can view Muntons' sustainability report by clicking here.