To help us achieve and demonstrate our commitments and ensure consistency across all our locations, we have chosen to align our operations with several key certifications, memberships, and reporting standards. By evaluating our risks and opportunities, we have built a certification management system that focuses on compliance with all legal, regulatory, and business requirements. This has further been strengthened by programs that focus on people and planet and align with our sustainability commitments. In addition, the diversity in our locations is being used to better understand the many different requirements and to share best practices and learnings.
We take the safety of our products very seriously, whether for human or animal consumption, and have chosen to achieve ISO/FSSC 22000 certification at all our locations to ensure that we are producing safe and high-quality malt and feed.
This allows us to provide our customers with the assurance and information they need for the ingredients that go into the products that they supply to consumers or animals.
Additional to food safety, we have also achieved organic certification for the malt produced at 7 of our plants.
These sites meet the requirements of the local Origin Green or equivalent programmes which aim to enable the food industry to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets.
We are committed to providing a safe workplace for all our employees, contractors and anyone who visits our sites. ISO 45001 certification provides a framework, as well as legal and business requirements, to build and promote a robust health and safety system.
This certification is a commitment to our teams and a statement that we care equally about our internal and external stakeholders.
We follow the ISO 14001 principles to assess and manage our impacts on the environment and to comply with all local requirements.
With a focus on resource usage, reducing emissions and waste, environmental certification gives assurance to the practices that we have implemented.
CLIMATE CHANGE & WATER MANAGEMENT
To align our environmental efforts with external frameworks, we report annually to CDP and are proud to have achieved a B+ rating in 2019 for both climate change and water.
SAI & Equivalents
In every region we work closely with external partners on the certifications of farmers, often in alignment with customer needs. We are partnering
with: Irish Grain Assurance Scheme (IGAS) in Ireland, Red Tractor England, Scottish Quality Crops (SQC) in Scotland, SAI for France and Argentina, and SICC for Australia.
Cool Farm Tool
We are a member of the Cool Farm Alliance and use the Cool Farm Tool to capture the activities of our farmers with the aim to get better insights
in the carbon footprint of the barley we procure. This information is then shared and used for benchmarking and sharing of best practices to drive improvements across all farmers.
Energy-use is a very important pillar of our sustainability strategy and we have therefore chosen ISO 50001 certification to give structure to our energy management program. This is achieved by identifying our energy hotspots and providing a framework for our design and procurement strategies.
As people & ethics are the heart of any organization, we are not only committed to our ownemployees & ethics but also those of our customers and suppliers. Our membership with SEDEX supports our commitment to fair labour practices, the wellbeing of our employees, business ethics and the environment. The audits provide us with insight of what and where we can improve.