Sustainability

We are on a mission to change the extracts and ingredients industry.

For good.

There's no denying it. The industries we serve have a significant impact on the environment. And as a business that takes its responsibilities seriously, we are owning the part we play in this. We are doing everything we can to create extracts and ingredients people love, in such a way that protects people, and our planet.

What we are doing

We have brought our brightest minds together to collectively find new and creative ways to tackle the global challenges we face in a thoughtful and impact-focused way.

Over the last 12 months, we have made significant investments in our internal infrastructure that will make a big difference to the journey we are on. We are working with a team of highly experienced consultants who have aided in the development and implementation of a global sustainability strategy. We have also recruited dedicated resources to help further our progress.

Our work has involved a thorough consultation with our stakeholders to determine our immediate priorities. These are the key pillars that will drive all initiatives moving forward.

PEOPLE

We put the wellbeing of our people at the heart of all we do, it it is no surprise that our efforts to become a more sustainable organisation start here.

Our culture is integral to our success, and we are proud of all we do to nurture our employees, wherever they work for us in the world. Whether it's offering true flexible working from the day they join us, a job where they are seen, heard, and valued by their colleagues, and provided every opportunity to develop, or a competitive salary and generous benefits package, we believe in looking after our people and their world in every way we can.

PLANET

As a natural extracts and ingredients manufacturer, we are fully aware of the impact climate change has on the sustainability of the raw materials we process. We manage our global energy and fuel consumption, as well as waste disposal, with this very much in mind.

Understanding the true extent of our impact on the environment is a significant undertaking, but one which we are proactively tackling in all territories. We are currently assessing the potential impacts on our busienss, using the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) methodology, and have also started collecting Scope 3 emissions in addition to our verified reporting on Scope 1 and 2.

PERFORMANCE

The drive to become a more sustainable organisation permeates every aspect of life at Treatt. It is the lens through which we make all decisions. From the future direction of the company, and how we work across our global supply chains, down to the coffee we serve our employees, the impact on our sustainability shapes the way in which our business is run.

We are always working to be better because it is that important to who we are now and the business we will be in future. Effective governance is critical if we are to improve with integrity, which is why our Board and Executive Committee are actively involved in our work here.

The award of a silver sustainability rating from Ecovadis, a universal sustainability ratings provider, recognises our commitment to improving sustainability. Ecovadis evaluated Treatt on its approach to the environment, labour, human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

We are participating in the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Florida Project, which is one of the primary global food and drink value-chain initiatives for sustainable agriculture, as well as being accredited to use the Rainforest Alliance Green Frog certification seal. This initiative indicates that Treatt meets standards that require environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

We are proud to have been invited to be signatories to the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter; a framework providing the opportunity and tools within the flavour and fragrance industry, for us to showcase our commitment to sustainable development whilst complementing our own sustainability agenda by sharing best practice and benchmarking industry sustainability progress. Find out more on the IOFI-IFRA Sustainability Charter HERE

WORKING RESPONSIBLY

The Board understands that Treatt's business has an impact on people and the environment, which is why we operate in an ethical and socially responsible way. As a Group we are committed to providing greater transparency of critical sustainability issues, specifically environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) and Annual Reports are prepared with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards.

You can find a copy of our GRI Standards Index HERE

The latest strategic report on the Group’s Working Responsibly is available HERE (from page 27 of the 2021 Annual report).

WORKING STANDARDS

BRCGS

EcoVadis

FEMAS

Rainforest Alliance

Soil Association

USDA

Sedex

To find out more about the great work going on at Treatt around sustainability, please get in touch on enquiries@treatt.com