Sustainability even when sourcing from the UK

We source both milk and wheat from the UK and strive for sustainability in the process. 

Milk

  • We purchase approximately 150 million litres of liquid milk a year. We work closely with First Milk, one of the major UK dairy co-operatives and are developing plans to work more closely with farmers local to our Dalston and Girvan factories.
    • First Milk has supplied fresh British milk to Nestlé UK&I since 2003, in a relationship that has focused on building a long term sustainable supply chain for Nestlé's confectionary and beverage businesses.
    • CEO Mike Gallacher said:

      "Nestlé are a hugely important customer for First Milk and I am delighted to see this relationship renewed for the long term. Nestlé have consistently supported British Dairy farmers and are at the forefront of driving best practice on responsible sourcing and sustainability. Initiatives like our Next Generation Young Farmer Program demonstrate a long term and strategic commitment to the UK supply chain."

      Robin Sundaram, Responsible Sourcing Lead - Milk Buyer, Nestlé UK & Ireland said:
      "We are delighted to renew our commitment to First Milk and to our Nestle farmers. Good quality milk is a key ingredient in some of our iconic brands such as Nescafe and KitKat. We look forward to continuing our strategic long-term partnership to drive our vision of supporting our farmers and our environment."

Wheat

  • We were the first company to display the Assured Food Standard’s Red Tractor mark on our breakfast cereals. This means you can be sure that the wheat we use is sourced from farms in the UK and grown under the Assured Combinable Crops Scheme which helps to protect quality.
    • The Red Tractor logo is only found on British food and drink products that have been certified to rigorous standards from farms to pack. Our logo means that the food you buy has been responsibly sourced, safely produced and comes from crops and animals that have been well cared for – so it’s good for you and good for British farmers.
  • We are also a member of Linking Environment and Farming in the UK (LEAF) – who work with producers to promote sustainable systems of agriculture.

The Assured Food Standard’s Red Tractor website