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22nd August 2023

Making Sustainable Attainable

Barley harvesting near Salhouse, Norfolk, for Crisp Maltings.

150 years of working hand in glove with growers – and of passing traditional practices from one generation to another – means sustainability has always been important to Crisp.

Now Anglia Maltings Holdings (AMH), of which Crisp Malt is part, has announced its commitment to Net Zero by 2045 and has launched our inaugural Sustainability Report.

The report can be downloaded here on our website.

The report outlines our Sustainability Strategy, which is guided by the UN Sustainability Development Goals and by the company purpose and values. It lays out the goals for AMH’s three businesses – maltsters, Crisp Malt; food ingredient producers, EDME; and cereal processors, Micronized Food Products – and the plans for achieving them.

Significant inroads have already been made.

Electricity across the company’s UK sites is from 100% renewable sources. The adoption of best techniques, including heat exchangers and CHP (combined heat and power) systems, ensures that CO2 emissions are minimised.  There is very little waste. Co-products from processing, for example, go to animal feed. Plus, the location of Crisp’s UK sites in the heart of the country’s best cereal growing regions, ensures the minimalisation of HGV food miles.

“We are on the right track, but of course there is still a lot to do,” says AMH chief executive, Stuart Sands.

“In a business built on the relationship with the land, we’re highly conscious of what has been passed down to us. We, in turn, have one eye on the future, and the legacy we will leave to those who follow. One of our company values, ‘Pass it on Better’, sums it up neatly.

“The impact of climate change affects us all, and we all have a part to play in reducing our impact on the environment. It is only by setting ambitious goals; devising effective strategies; and working cooperatively with partners and communities; that anything meaningful will be achieved.”

Stuart concludes, “We’re committed to net zero by 2045, and are working in partnership with our suppliers and customers to help us get there. Effective collaboration is the key to passing things on better to the next generation.”

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