Muntons is 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 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 carbon emissions. Over the past 10 years Muntons has reduced its energy use per tonne of product by 24% which is much more than the government required under the climate change levy.
Muntons value real action on climate change and is one of the very few businesses to have set a science-based target with a plan to achieve it in 15 years. The science-based target (https://sciencebasedtargets.org/) for manufacturing is a 57% reduction from 2010 to 2050. In a bold move Muntons had its targets for GHG reduction ratified by sciencebasedtargets.org and is aiming to reduce emissions by 45% (based on 2010 levels) by 2025. The aim is to meet this commitment through the installation of Biomass heating at both of Muntons UK malting sites with the first project already in progress.
Across its supply chain Muntons has continued to support sustainable farming practice through its 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.