Home   Business News   Article

Subscribe Now

Bury St Edmunds-based ingredients manufacturer, Treatt, aims to cut carbon emissions by nearly half by 2030

Ingredients manufacturer Treatt has reinforced its commitment to reduce carbon emissions as part of its sustainability strategy.

The Bury St Edmunds Suffolk Park-based manufacturer of extracts and ingredients to the global beverage industry aims to cut its emissions by nearly half by 2030.

Katie Severn, global sustainability manager, said: “We are acting in response to the pressing scientific evidence surrounding the climate crisis.

Treatt, Suffolk Business Park: Picture: Mecha Morton
Treatt, Suffolk Business Park: Picture: Mecha Morton

“We are proud to have set a near-term science-based target to reduce our operational carbon emissions by 42 per cent by 2030.”

The target has been reviewed by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The company is one of 5,231 worldwide with clearly defined, science-based pathways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Highlights include:

More than 20 energy-saving projects have been mapped to deliver the near-term target by 2030 - following extensive energy audits.

UK facilities have been on 100 per cent renewable, grid-sourced electricity since 2020, with a transition to solar being explored.

Focus on increasing circularity of waste streams by means of compost, natural fertiliser, and animal feed - 89 per cent of all global waste
was repurposed, reused, or recycled in 2023.

Ryan Govender, interim CEO, said: “Our commitments are meaningful and will have a positive impact on our planet. We’re ramping up engagement with our suppliers and seeing more targets adopted across our value chain.”