Sustainability


We are on a mission

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 working hard 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 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 people, 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 feel safe, 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.

We endeavour to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. We do this by supporting the future generation through our relationships with local schools and colleges, but also championing local good causes.

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. We are proud to report zero waste to landfill and 100% renewable electricity usage at our UK facility

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 business, 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 one of the lenses 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 people, 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 the future. Effective governance is critical if we are to improve with integrity, which is why our Board and Executive Committee are actively involved in and oversee 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 proud members of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) platform and also involved as members of their Florida orange sustainability accelerator project, with objectives including building consensus across the entire juice industry to meet FSA or FSA equivalency. As a result we will see increased sustainable practices and transparency in our supply chain.

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

OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

The Board understands that our 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 dive deeper into our approach to sustainability in our latest annual report.



You can find a copy of our GRI Standards Index HERE

Certifications, Memberships & Ratings

BRCGS

EcoVadis

Rainforest Alliance*

Soil Association

USDA

Sedex

*Treatt holds Rainforest Alliance Supply Chain certification and we are able to buy and sell specific products with the Rainforest Alliance certification seal. The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture and forest to make responsible business normal.

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