Mornflake breakfast cereals have creamed off two major awards in an award scheme led by supermarket giants Waitrose.
We beat more than 200 companies countrywide to carry off the top 'Waitrose Way' award for our green-minded approach to production and sustainability of our products.
Entrants had to demonstrate the important role their business plays in safeguarding the future of the environment and the food industry.
A panel of distinguished judges including Zac Goldsmith MP, Dame Julia Cleverdon, Tristram Stuart and Dr Alan Knight, worked alongside senior Waitrose buyers and the retailer's Corporate Social Responsibility team, to select Mornflake as the brand that went the extra mile to enhance the sustainability of its business and ultimately the food that ends up on supermarket shelves.
Waitrose managing director Mark Price said:
"We are delighted to recognise and reward best practice in our supply chain. Our suppliers share our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of food production, supporting British farmers and growers, helping people enjoy healthy lifestyles and ensuring fair treatment for all in our business and the wider community. We hope these well deserved awards clearly demonstrate the lengths our suppliers go to in ensuring the sustainability of the food we sell."
We were also Highly Commended in the Living Well category acknowledging the health-boosting benefits of our porridge products and cereals.
Marketing manager Richard Jones said:
"The quality of our products is paramount but so is protecting the environment. Our aim is to deliver breakfast cereals to the bowl in the most eco-friendly way possible and we are developing a long-term strategy to become a carbon neutral business.
"We believe in selecting and milling only the finest grain and in using time-honoured techniques developed over the long history of the company.
"To win the top award for these efforts and to be recognised for the quality of our products is a double triumph and a real credit to everyone involved in the whole journey of the oat to nation's breakfast table."
Last year we created the world's first modern day windmill at our Scottish production base in Banffshire. The £3.5m wind turbine uses the latest technology to harness power to run the mill and feed the excess into the national grid.