At Muntons, we understand that regenerative agriculture is a behavioural shift in farming practices that will not happen overnight. We seek to work collaboratively with our farmers and customers staying true to our foundation principle of practical sustainability. 

Whilst a buzz word in sustainability amongst the giants for the food and drinks industry, there’s nothing new about regenerative farming, it’s a collection of techniques that when practised should:

✓ Build biodiversity (especially predators).
✓ Reduce nitrogen leakage.
✓ Reduce carbon leakage to atmosphere.
✓ Improve moisture retention.
✓ Build soil health and crop resilience.
✓ Reduce soil erosion.
✓ Reduce the requirements for pesticides.
✓ Reduce diesel usage in farm equipment.

Regenerative Agriculture Mandatory activities:
1. Rotation - a minimum of three different crops in five harvests.
2. Cultivation - fields must not be cultivated using inversion techniques, specifically ploughing.
3. Cover cropping – a species rich cover crop must be planted ahead of each spring barley crop and left for a minimum of 4 months.
4. Pesticides - use must be targeted, site specific and the aim should be for use to be reduced over time.
5. Fertiliser – use of organic and inorganic fertiliser must not exceed field and crop demand

Muntons is pioneering regenerative agriculture projects with global leaders in brewing and distilling. Leveraging our outstanding relationships and working with the entire supply chain to achieve practical sustainability from grain to glass. 

Our ambition is to rapidly scale our work in regenerative agriculture and work actively with our supply chain to deliver. 

If you or your farming group would be interested in getting assistance from Muntons in transitioning to more sustainable farming practices then email us. 
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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 32% ovr 12 years. our process GHG emissions per tonne are 24% less in the same period. We have sent less than 0.1% to landfill every year for the past 9 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 5% 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.