AB Mauri targets sustainable soya from UK-based producers

AB Mauri has announced it is now working in conjunction with Soya UK, and fully expects UK-sourced crops to make up an increased proportion of its total supply within the next 12 months.

The company is forecasting significant growth in demand for their sustainable soya products during the forthcoming year.

Stephen Tutt, head of supply chain and procurement, AB MAURI UK & Ireland, says: “We believe sustainability makes good sense for our business, our people and our planet.

UK Soya’s overall approach to sustainability and yields is impressive. They are certified as producing sustainable soya under the BM Trada Soya Certification scheme, an internationally recognised standard. Unquestionably, the UK soya bean has excellent environmental credentials”

Sam Cook, marketing business partner, AB MAURI UK & Ireland, adds: “This is a timely announcement in light of the current and ongoing drive by the UK Grocery Sector towards sustainably sourced products. In the case of soya, every ton of UK product we could use is another ton that does not need to be imported from half a world away.

“Only very recently a key retailer announced their intention to achieve 100% sustainable soy within the next few years. We are very happy that AB Mauri are ideally placed to help our customers comply with the demands of bakeries and grocery retailers for sustainability, both now and in the future.”