We are rightly proud of our investments in green technology and our ability to encourage staff to think green and make this philosophy practical, from allocating allotments at work, through cycle to work schemes, or through offering environmentally conscious gifts for good environmental performance in the group. We have invested £13million in green initiatives over the past 7 years and will continue to look for innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact in the future. Our kilns use Varinox burners which are among the most efficient in the world. They reduce CO2 emissions and increase throughput. Installation of these heaters has reduced our gas usage by 8% and our cycle time by up to 50% thus increasing productivity.
Key facts about our Green Investments and Leadership
- £17 million investment over 10 years in environmentally-favourable processing equipment
- Installation of the most energy efficient kilning systems in the world
- A major initiative to investigate supplier sustainability programmes
- Conversion of previously unused land into fertile allotments on which Muntons staff are encouraged to grow their own vegetables