Sustainable Agriculture

Our work in sustainable agriculture

As a world leader in ingredient solutions for healthier and tastier food and drink, Tate & Lyle is intrinsically linked to agriculture and working toward responsibly meeting the increased demands for future food production.

Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that seeks to improve natural resources, specifically soil health. The adoption of regenerative agriculture practices is critical to combating climate change at scale as improving soil health increases the amount of carbon captured from the atmosphere. Increased soil health improves watershed quality, enables increased biodiversity and improves crops resiliency to climate change.

Over 25% of Tate & Lyle’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Our sustainable agriculture programmes focus on the agricultural raw materials where we have the biggest opportunity to make a positive impact: corn and stevia. 

Learn more about our efforts in sustainable agriculture

Corn field harvester banner
The programme has been in place since 2019 and continues to support 1.5 million acres, more than 17,000 fields and over 1,400 growers.
Hands picking sustainably-grown stevia
Following our acquisition of Sweet Green Fields in 2020, we launched a pilot programme with our suppliers in Dongai in Jiangsu Province.
Reflecting on the first results from our Corn Sustainable Agriculture programme with TRUTERRA LLC



Anna Pierce
Sustainable agriculture is incredibly important to us. We believe we can have the most impact by building partnerships with members of the value chain and key stakeholders – for example by supporting growers as they continue their regenerative agriculture journey. I’m proud of the work we are doing in this area.
Anna Pierce
Director of Sustainability
Learn about our other sustainability commitments for 2030: