Nick Hampton, Chief Executive, Tate & Lyle, said: “We are living in an immensely challenging economic environment and life is getting harder for people everywhere. That’s why our purpose of Transforming Lives through the Science of Food, and through it the positive impact we can have on healthier living, our people and local communities,and the planet, has never been more important to us.”
Tate & Lyle’s purpose is lived through three pillars: Supporting healthy living; Building thriving communities; and Caring for our planet. In 2020, Tate & Lyle set targets for the following 5 and 10 years under each pillar, against which good progress is being made. For example:
- Supporting healthy living: Through its low-and no-calorie sweeteners and fibres, and the expertise of its food scientists, Tate & Lyle has taken 4 million tonnes of sugar1 out of people’s diets against a target of 9 million tonnes by 2025.
- Building thriving communities: Tate & Lyle has helped its food bank partners around the world provide around 3 million1 nutritious meals for people in need. In addition, in line with Tate & Lyle’s commitment to reach gender parity in leadership and management roles (around 500 people) by 2025, 42%2 of these roles are now held by women.
- Caring for our planet: 91%3 of waste generated across Tate & Lyle was beneficially used in 2021 against a target of 100% beneficial use by 2030. In 2022, Tate & Lyle also committed to be net zero by 2050.
Purpose Report 2022: Transforming Lives through the Science of Food is available to download here
Notes to Editors
A snapshot of Tate & Lyle’s progress on its targets and commitments is detailed below:
Supporting Healthy Living
- Through its low- and no-calorie sweeteners and fibres, Tate & Lyle has taken 4 million tonnes of sugar out of people’s diets in the last two years, against its 2025 target of 9 million tonnes.1
- Tate & Lyle is supporting health education and physical activity programmes around the world and has helped 70,000 people in the last two years, contributing towards its 2025 target of 250,000. 1
- By 2025, Tate & Lyle aims for at least 90% of its employees to feel that their health and wellbeing is being actively supported by the company. In the last year, 71% of employees agreed.
Building Thriving Communities
- With the pandemic and then the cost-of-living crisis causing food insecurity in many of Tate & Lyle’s local communities, the company has provided its food bank partners around the world with 2.9 million nutritious meals in the last two years, close to meeting the 2025 target of 3 million.1
- By 2025, Tate & Lyle aims to have supported the education of over 100,000 children and students through learning programmes and grants, helping them attain skills for life. In the last two years, the Company supported 33,000 children.1
- Tate & Lyle is committed to reaching gender parity in leadership and management roles by 2025. As of 30 September 2022, 42% of these roles (around 500 people) were held women, up from 32% in 2021.2
Caring for our Planet
- By 2030, Tate & Lyle aims to deliver a 30% absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions. In the last two years, it delivered a 4% reduction3. The Company also has a target of a 15% absolute reduction in Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and delivered a 5% reduction.3
- Tate & Lyle’s goal is to reduce water intensity by 15% by 2030. In the last two years, it delivered a 3% reduction.3
- By 2030, Tate & Lyle’s target is to beneficially use 100% of the waste it generates, with an ambition to reach 75% by 2025. In the last two years, this interim target was surpassed with a 91% reduction.3
- In the year ended 31 December 2021, Tate & Lyle achieved its target of maintaining sustainable acreage equivalent to the volume of corn it buys globally each year.
- 31 March 2020 to 31 March 2022.
- As 30 September 2022 after the sale of the Primient business.
- 31 December 2019 to 31 December 2021.
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