Climate

We aim to reduce the impacts of our supply chain on the environment

As a leading dairy manufacturer we are determined to play an active role in mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change, reducing waste and looking after our natural resources.

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Responsible Stewardship on Farm

Use the Davidstow Farm Standards to drive continuous improvement in animal husbandry and farm environmental standards. We will target a year on year increase in % farms achieving the highest level of the Davidstow Farm Standards.

We are working with the West Country Rivers Trust to increase our understanding of the impact of farming on the environment and which farm protocols deliver the greatest level of environmental assurance. We are also part of an initiative to support the responsible use of antibiotics in the UK food chain. 

40%
of energy comes from renewable sources 

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Low Carbon Manufacturing

20% reduction in relative carbon emissions from our direct operations by 2021/22 vs. 2016/17 baseline. Achieved by building on our previous successes in energy efficiency and low carbon technologies and by ensuring that a minimum of one third of our energy comes from on-site renewables.

In 2017/18 we reduced our relative greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 10%.

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Water Stewardship

To recycle more than 50% of the water required to manufacture our products while further reducing relative freshwater abstraction by 10% by 2021/22 vs. 2016/17 baseline.

During the period we reduced our relative freshwater abstractions by 8% to around 620,000m3 per year. The proportion of water used from recycled sources increased to 47%.

WRAP

engagement through Courtauld 2025 to reduce waste

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Reducing Waste

Deliver a year-on-year increase in the value generated from unavoidable non-edible wastes. Achieved by reduction at source, converting wastes into by-products and moving materials up the waste hierarchy.

We met our target of a minimum of 80% waste to be segregated on-site to optimise recycling.