MORE than 140 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 Mistley’s EDME.

Now Anglia Maltings Holdings (AMH), of which EDME is part, has announced its commitment to Net Zero by 2045.

A report lays out the goals for AMH’s three businesses – food ingredient producers, EDME; malt producers, Crisp; and cereal processors, Micronized Food Products - and the plans for achieving them.

Significant inroads have already been made with electricity across the company’s UK sites coming from renewable sources.

There is also very little waste with co-products from processing, for example, going to animal feed.

“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.

“The impact of climate change affects us all, and we all have a part to play in reducing our impact on the environment.”