Building thriving communities

What community means to us

We think about community in its broadest sense. Each of us is part of the Tate & Lyle employee community and the communities of other stakeholders we work with such as our customers, suppliers and partner organisations.

We’re also part of the local communities where we live and work, and we want everyone in those communities to have the opportunity to achieve their potential. 


We have set ourselves three targets to build thriving communities by 2025

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Preventing hunger
By 2025, we’ll have provided over 3 million nutritious meals for people in need.
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Supporting education
By 2025, we’ll have supported the education of over 100,000 children and students through learning programmes and grants, helping them attain skills for life.
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Promoting inclusion and diversity
By 2025, we’ll achieve gender parity in our leadership roles.
How we’re tracking against our targets

We are committed to building stronger, more tolerant and inclusive communities where we work and live, focusing on those areas where we can make the most difference. The Covid-19 pandemic, which is disproportionately affecting the most disadvantaged in society, made this work more needed than ever.

It also made it more difficult to carry out, so we are pleased that we still made good progress towards our targets during the year.

✓  2.9 million nutritious meals for people in need (2025 target: 3 million meals)

✓  42% women in leadership roles (2025 target: gender parity)*

✓  33,000 children supported through our educational programmes (2025 target: 100,000 children)

*This year we expanded this target to the top five employee bands, representing more than 500 people. 

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Our Community Programme​

We’re passionate about supporting the communities where we live and work and want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve their potential. ​

Learn more about our purpose