Tate & Lyle supports sustainable growing practices in Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico 13 January 2022 – Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Mexico (NPH; Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”), a charitable organization that provides a home for thousands of orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children across Mexico, Central and South America, are embarking on a partnership to expand the sustainable production of fresh fruit and vegetables in greenhouses at the charity’s residences in the state of Morelos, Mexico which house over 650 children.

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Through corporate funding, pro-bono expertise, and volunteer services, Tate & Lyle will work alongside NPH staff and its residents to help enable the production of fresh fruits and vegetables to be used in the children’s meals. The partnership will also provide nutrition and agriculture education to support student health and well-being and improve the growing practices used.

A number of online and in-person mentorship courses and talks will be run by female employees from Tate & Lyle’s local office, to strengthen and empower the girls of NPH in their own educational development. Using its extensive knowledge of nutrition, Tate & Lyle will also offer training to NPH staff and volunteers, and the children they serve, in the areas of food safety, improving nutrition and quality processes.

Oswaldo Nardinelli, General Manager of Tate & Lyle in Latin America, said: “Our Mexico team is proud and enthusiastic to partner with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Mexico. The sustainable greenhouse project is an incredible opportunity for us to not only improve the lives of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos children and staff, but also to ensure we at Tate & Lyle can help create positive and meaningful change in our local communities.”

Rafael Bermúdez Gutiérrez, National Director Mexico, said: “Our Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos homes in Morelos are unique in that they have dedicated spaces to support sustainable growing practices and self-sufficiency in order to provide food for our residents. Our new partnership with Tate & Lyle not only helps us expand and extend into new greenhouse production, but also allows us the opportunity for personal connection, knowledge exchange, and mentorship which is so important to the children and volunteers who help bring our projects to life. We look forward to our work together in the months ahead.”

This partnership perfectly aligns with Tate & Lyle’s purpose of Improving Lives for Generations by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.


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About Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos:

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Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, transforms the lives of thousands of children and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. With the help of people across the world, we provide homes, health services, and educational programs in a safe and loving environment — giving children the best chance for success to become leaders in their own communities.

NPH creates life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged, vulnerable, and disabled children and youth living in extreme conditions. Through a comprehensive approach that embraces the whole child, NPH supports children to become independent, caring adults who give back to their communities—shaping better futures for themselves, their families, and their world. https://www.nph.org/

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,300 employees working in around 58 locations in 39 countries, serving customers across 121 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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