Muntons strapline: Practical Sustainability: (P.S) ‘it’s no afterthought’ typifies our approach to sustainability. We have firmly embedded sustainability into our strategic decisions and seek to make real changes in carbon emissions across the supply chain and avoid hiding behind carbon offsetting to make us look better. That sort of greenwash doesn’t fit at Muntons.
Muntons has an established record of not fearing to tread where others hold back in promoting sustainability in malting. Our carbon footprint and environmental credentials have been publicly scrutinised and verified and we are convinced that every green initiative has both an environmental and financial payback when properly planned. We are proud to champion the green agenda and generate a much bigger impact by enabling our business to flourish and to encourage the supply chain to become ever more sustainable.
Sustainability is the common objective that links all aspects of Muntons business activities. Our objective is to minimise the impact of our business activity on the environment wherever possible. This is achieved by talking with our suppliers to ensure that they likewise take their corporate social responsibility seriously. Muntons has an underlying and long-standing commitment based on the belief that business can be both profitable and responsible. This is achieved by building long-lasting relationships with our employees, across the supply chain and with the local community.
When we installed Varinox burners into our kilns it was our first zero year payback project.
Zero year payback? Yes, we saved 8% in gas usage and emitted less CO2 which meant we could sell our allocation of spare CO2 credits through the European Emissions Trading Scheme.
For some years now Muntons has shared its data on ethical practices with key customers through a database called the Suppliers Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).
This has been a voluntary scheme to enter information on what are called the four pillars of ethical trading: Labour Standards; Health and Safety; Environment; Business Practices. During a three-day verification audit exhaustive checks were made of policies and procedures affecting our staff, health, safety and environmental procedures, policies on bribery, whistle blowing, staff facilities and communication of sustainability and ethics.