Sustainability is the common objective that links all aspects of Muntons business activities. An ongoing process that will ensure our goods are supplied in an economical and socially responsible way. 

Muntons is proud to be a leading member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI) which has generated the world’s first Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA). Designed to facilitate the audit of farm sustainability against an internationally agreed standard, the FSA benchmarks over 300 existing farm assurance schemes and has identified that the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme applied to Muntons raw materials ranks as a silver scheme. By reference to the FSA standard, Muntons can claim that it procures 100% sustainable barley. This, in conjunction the company’s commitment to energy efficiency and investment in greening initiatives, means that Muntons manufactures 100% sustainable malt. A claim that has been verified through an external audit by SGS.

Muntons has always focussed on energy saving in its production plants but continues to seek new ways to improve and make step changes in reducing carbon emissions. Over the past 10 years, Muntons has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 52% per tonne of product, which is much more than the government required under the climate change levy and exceeds the company's own Science Based Targets .

We value real action on climate change and is one of the very few businesses to have set a science-based target of reducing our emissions by 45% (based on 2010 levels) by 2025. We are proud to have met this commitment by 2022, earlier than we targeted, through a combination of projects including the installation of biomass energy centres at both of our UK malting sites. 

Muntons is committed to adhering to the goals of The Paris Agreement that set out goals for global carbon reduction through our commitment to a science-based target, adoption of the UN Global Compact principles and a strong program of ESG engagement across our supply chain.

We continue to support sustainable farming practice through our Sustainable Futures group which provides a forum for over 140 farmers to exchange best practice and facilitates the availability of expert advice on environmentally protective farming methods and sustainability reporting.

Regenerative agriculture is a holistic approach to farming that enhances soil health, biodiversity, and resilience. It promotes practices like cover cropping, no-till farming, and rotational grazing to sequester carbon and conserve water, fostering sustainable food production.

Muntons is proud to state that its malt is 100% sustainable. This has been verified by external audit
Muntons has a bold plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: it has set a Science-based target to reduce emissions by 45% from 2010 levels within 15 years
Muntons was a founder member of a farmer support group to improve the supply chain sustainability and resilience of over 140 farmers through its Sustainable Futures initiative
Muntons is a verified ethical supplier as evidenced through successful Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX) audits
We have reduced the carbon footprint of our barley supply chain by 37% over 12 years and our overall scope 3 emissions by 33%. Our process GHG emissions (scopes 1 and 2) per tonne are 52% less in the same period. We have sent less than 0.1% to landfill every year for the past 10 years
Muntons is rated above average for supply chain engagement by the Carbon Disclosure Programme against an industry average of grade C. We are also in the top 1% of companies globally in the EcoVadis rating which gained us a Platinum Medal
Practical Sustainability is a driving force for our investment and activity programme. It is a mindset whereby we consider environmental impact as an integral part of decision making and not as a separate activity, or afterthought.