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Scottish meals agency donates equal of 33,000 meals

B-Corp producer makes main strikes in the direction of ESG targets

A RECENTLY launched report has proven {that a} family-owned components producer has helped 529 charities with 14 tonnes of meals donations since April 2022 – the equal of 33,320 meals.

The annual Affect Report from Glenbervie-based Macphie Ltd has highlighted quite a few ways in which the enterprise has improved the lives of its native communities and charities in an effort to hit its main environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets.

The meals agency was amongst Scotland’s first companies to attain B Corp standing in 2015, having efficiently demonstrated an unwavering excessive commonplace of social and environmental efficiency.

In its newest B Corp evaluation, Macphie achieved a 93.7 score – the median rating is 50.9 – up by 15% from its first scoring in 2015. Within the final 12 months Macphie has taken numerous steps in key areas to strengthen its standing affect areas.

Andy Stapley, Macphie’s CEO mentioned: “Our methods of working have at all times been based mostly on the rules of sustainability and we wish to make a optimistic affect on each our native and wider setting, each now and sooner or later, by doing the precise factor to guard the folks and locations round us.

“Proving we’re not simply speaking the discuss in the case of sustainability, we’re B Corp accredited which implies we’ve proactively joined a group of like-minded companies utilizing their pressure for good and this report solely highlights the work we have now been efficiently reaching up so far.”

Holyrood PR celebrates Macphie moving towards ESG targets through helping over 500 charities and donating an equivalent of 33,320 meals

Macphie’s Affect Report reveals that the agency’s meals donations have prevented the waste of twenty-two.4 tonnes of CO2e, whereas its different contributions have included the internet hosting of native secondary pupils as a part of a basis apprenticeship programme and funding a scholarship and three-month work placement for a college meals science scholar.

To scale back its carbon footprint, Macphie has invested £75,000 into the set up of a sub-metre community throughout the Glenbervie web site to carefully monitor power use and determine methods to function extra effectively. Since 2014, the enterprise has been utilizing energy from two on-site wind generators put in and owned by Glenbervie Wind and the set up of a 1.2MW on-site biomass facility in 2008 made it the primary meals producer to supply components utilizing this expertise.

Andy continued: “Since our transfer to Glenbervie within the seventies, we’ve carefully aligned our ambitions to hit social and environmental targets, in addition to monetary targets, and have dedicated to steady enchancment throughout 5 key pillars masking governance, clients, communities, employees and the setting.

“We have now made nice strides as an organization in the direction of our targets, but we’re nonetheless steadfast on our ESG journey, making it a precedence to not solely give again to the land and our exterior stakeholders, but additionally our personal Macphie household.”

A winter cost scheme was additionally launched to supply employees with an extra £750 to assist with cost-of-living challenges, and in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council, two Syrian refugees have been taken on as full-time workers.

Macphie is an internationally famend components producer established in 1928, which now employs greater than 250 folks throughout its three websites. It manufactures a variety of merchandise together with cake mixes and savoury sauces, in addition to providing plant-based and gluten-free choices.

Its imaginative and prescient is to be the go-to accomplice for meals manufacturers around the globe, turning concepts and creativity into sensible options. Its ardour for making life simpler for cooks and bakers is mirrored in its “merely intelligent” strapline.

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