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Corporate Responsibility

Our Vision

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Miller of Choice: we aim to manage environmental impacts, make sustainable improvements every year, look after people and be a good corporate citizen.

Principles

Ethical Trading

Behaving in an ethical way, using properly sourced sustainable resources where practicable and working with customers and suppliers to comply with good, fair trading practices.

We are committed to free and fair competition and we will compete strongly but honestly, complying with all local competition laws, bribery and other unethical practices are prohibited and we work with our customers and suppliers to ensure employment conditions in the supply chain meet recognised standards. Allied Mills is registered with Sedex www.sedexglobal.com. Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in the supply chain under four key areas: Labour Standards, Health & Safety, The Environment & Business Ethics.

Environment

Recognising and reducing the impact our business has on the environment, from emissions and energy use to minimising waste and reducing road miles.

Allied Mills identifies and manages its impacts on the environment, is committed to legal compliance, continual improvement, protection of the environment and pollution prevention; energy efficiency and CO2 reduction are key objectives for the business. More details can be found in our Environmental Policy, all sites are certified to ISO 14001.

Community Involvement

Whether sponsoring children’s activities, raising money or donating products for good causes, or supporting our people who engage in activities that benefit the communities in which we operate.

Allied Mills strives to be a good corporate citizen through the support of appropriate projects across a range of organisations and charities in the local community.

Health and Wellbeing

Manufacturing wholesome, high quality, safe products and labelling our products with clear nutrition information to allow consumers to make informed choices.

We recognise that customers and consumers confidence in the quality and safety of our products is essential. To this end a high priority is placed on all aspects of food and feed safety, more details can be found in our Quality, Food and Feed Safety Policy, all sites are certified to FEMAS, AIB and BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.

Labelling complies with new Food Information regulations.

Low sodium mixes have been developed and other projects e.g. high fibre are ongoing at James Neill’s Belfast.

Our industry body nabim via www.grainchain.com provide teaching resources free of charge, designed to teach children; where grain-based foods come from, the nutritional value of grain-based food and how to cook with grain-based food. The Food Advisory Bureau the consumer branch of nabim also has lots of nutritional information for bread and flour and the enormous contribution they can make to a healthy balanced diet.

Great Place to Work

Creating an environment where personal safety, engagement, trust, respect, learning and responsibility combine to enable our people to live our Values of Pride, Performance, People and Pace.

Our employees are our most crucial resource; we are committed to offering equal opportunities to all people in their recruitment, training and career development. The company does not tolerate sexual, mental or physical harassment in the workplace and respects human rights and the interests of our employees. Allied Mills are committed to training and developing staff and brief employees on all relevant matters on a regular basis.

Allied Mills considers Occupational Health and Safety of equal importance to that of any other function in the business, is committed to the prevention of injury and ill health and takes full account of its legal and ethical responsibilities to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions for its employees, visitors and contractors, more details can be found in our Occupational Health and Safety Policy, all sites are certified to OHSAS 18001.

Wellbeing is also on the Allied Mills agenda.

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Carbon Footprint

Carbon foot printing is a measure of the impact our activities on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day to day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc.

A carbon footprint is a measure of all greenhouse gases we produce and has units of tonnes or kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Allied Mills are able to calculate their carbon footprint for wheat flour and durum semolina products to the PAS 2050 specification.

The results, calculated and verified by ethical environmental accounting consultants, Sustain, form part of a broad range of sustainability projects, aimed at providing a responsible response to global challenges faced by industry and consumers over the coming century. Through the PAS 2050 calculation it allows us to reduce our carbon footprint by monitoring our miles and responding where possible for example moving road tankers on to the rail network.

This major project has helped Allied Mills identify areas where they can work to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the added benefit of improving business efficiencies and providing potential cost savings.
Sustainable values have been part of Allied Mills’ signature practice for several years and have enabled them to introduce class leading innovations. Allied Mills has been supplying customers in Scotland using an intermodal rail solution for 6 years now. This has resulted in a saving of over 340,000 road miles per annum and an equivalent reduction in carbon emission of 464mt. In addition to this we are trialling intermodal from the eastern side of England to Wales.

Ventures embracing stakeholders throughout the supply chain are being implemented by the Allied Mills team to the benefit of employee’s, the wider community, our customers and the environment. By working with our customers on sustainable projects we have been able to provide enterprising solutions, adding real value to both businesses, while lessening our impact on our environment.
Currently Allied Mills is the only UK flour and semolina miller to be able to calculate their carbon footprint.

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