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our commitment to growing a sustainable future

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global mind, local champions

As a global business across three continents, we are always evolving our sustainability approach to make sure it is locally relevant to all our operations.

To further extend our ambition and delivery across our three pillars, we have set a series of Group-wide commitments for how we and our supply chain will continually improve our sustainability performance by 2030.

These commitments cement our ambition and vision for the future.

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our 2030 commitments

Economic Sustainability

Building rural economies

Build vibrant, diverse value chains that increase the prosperity of our communities

Social Sustainability

Thriving and healthy communities

Provide access to objective scientific advice on sugar, the diet and health to over 25 million people around the world

Environmental Sustainability

Consuming resources responsibly

Reduce our end-to-end supply chain water and CO2 footprints by 30% and ensure all our plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable, biodegradable or compostable

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our impact

Our annual review demonstrates the progress we have made against our three sustainability pillars, as well as featuring case studies highlighting the achievements of our businesses to the year ending 2017.

Download our latest PDF to find out more about the activities we have undertaken that focus on economic value, our communities, people and planet.


AB Sugar at a glance

Over £89 million in total capital investment across the group in 2016/17
sugar production capacity of up to 4.5 million tonnes
Directly employ over 30,000 people
11% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the group since 2015
Over 25,000 growers worldwide
23% of senior management are female
13% reduction in total water abstracted across the Group since 2015
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