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Dairy Crest recognised by Financial Times for delivering on environmental and community pledges

30/01/2014

Dairy Crest this week published its Corporate Responsibility report 2013/14, showing the progress being made on delivering against the company's 40 corporate responsibility pledges. Some key figures from the report:

  • Dairy Crest has achieved a carbon equivalent reduction of 22.4%
  • Since 2007 water usage has been reduced by 15.7%
  • Last year, less than 8% of waste went to landfill

You can read the report in full http://hsprod.investis.com/ir/dcg/html/corporate-responsibility-2013/.

Dairy Crest is delighted to announce that the strong progress they have made over the last year has been recognised with a prestigious nomination for The Financial Times Corporate Responsibility Company of the Year Award 2014, sponsored by ArcelorMittal. The award is given to the company that has "exemplified boldness in their business activities throughout the year", has "provided a social and environmental legacy, is an example of good practice that others can follow" and "has delivered value to shareholders".

Richard Macdonald CBE, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Dairy Crest’s Corporate Responsibility Committee said:

“I am delighted to report that the 40 Corporate Responsibility pledges which underline our commitment to ‘Doing the right thing’ have really benefitted the environment and society and they have helped the business increase its profits and reduce its risks.”