FDBusiness.com

Dairy Crest Wins Sustainability Award

 Breaking News
  • Dairy Crest to Invest £85 Million to Expand Cheese Business Dairy Crest, the leading British-owned dairy company, is investing £85 million in growing the capacity of its cheese business, £75 million of which will be invested at its Davidstow creamery in Cornwall. The investment will allow further growth of the company’s market-leading cheese brands Cathedral City and Davidstow, enhance whey production capacity and support farmers [...]...
  • Record Annual Sales and Capital Investment at Cranswick Driven by robust growth across all product categories – Fresh Pork, Convenience, Gourmet Products and Poultry – as well as a 30.2% increases in exports, Cranswick, the UK food group, has increased total revenue by 18% to a record £1.464.5 billion for the year ended 31 March 2018. Like-for-like revenue increased 13% over the prior [...]...
  • Challenging First Half For Greencore Group Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and US, has reported revenue of £1.239 billion for the 26 weeks ended 30 March 2018, up by 22.6% versus first half of 2017. Adjusted operating profit of £59.7 million was 8.0% higher than the corresponding period in 2017, primarily driven by the acquisition [...]...
  • Lurpak Combines Taste and Convenience For Launch of New Softest Arla Foods UK is to expand its spreadable product portfolio with the launch of Lurpak Softest, a new soft blend butter that is spreadable straight from the fridge. The UK’s number one butter brand has combined the great taste that Lurpak is renowned for with the softest, most spreadable butter ever*. With spreadability the most important [...]...
  • Scientific Study Shows Improved Fat Oxidation and Better Performance in Athletes When Using BENEO’s Palatinose™ A scientific study by Professor Daniel König[i] and his team at the Department of Sports and Sport Sciences of the University of Freiburg, Germany, has shown that with a pre-load of Palatinose™ endurance athletes “maintained a more stable blood glucose profile and higher fat oxidation, which resulted in improved cycling performance compared with maltodextrin.” The study used a [...]...

Dairy Crest Wins Sustainability Award

Dairy Crest Wins Sustainability Award
December 14
10:18 2015

UK dairy group Dairy Crest has won the 2015 Cornwall Sustainability Award for the Best Contribution to Resource Efficiency. The award recognises companies which have developed a product, service or campaign or who are operating their organisation using the waste hierarchy principle. Entrants submitted a report explaining how they minimise, separate and re-use waste for recycling, how they ensure that new products allow for reused or recycled materials and how new products can be designed for recycling at their end of life.

Dairy Crest’s winning entry highlighted the company’s renewed focus on good water stewardship throughout the dairy supply chain.

This year, Dairy Crest has encouraged its supplying farmers to measure and manage water use through provision of a unique, complementary on farm advisory service called ‘Waterwell’. Waterwell is designed to highlight the source and effectiveness of water use within the dairy enterprise. Farm water use is measured and benchmarked against best practice.

At the same time, Dairy Crest has improved water efficiency operations at its creamery in Davidstow, North Cornwall, the home of Cathedral City, the UK’s number one cheddar brand. Since its target baseline year of 2007/8, relative fresh water imported to Davidstow has reduced by approximately 30% driven by the reuse of water vapour produced during the evaporation of whey to produce whey powder combined with implementation of other best practices to measure, manage and reduce water demand.

Dairy Crest has also made a significant investment at Davidstow to introduce a new water treatment and recovery process which will maximise water reuse. Process water is treated to very high standards in biological and reverse osmosis membrane plant to enable reuse in Creamery operations minimising fresh water abstraction required for new dairy products.

Around 1.7 million litres per day of high quality water will be produced by the recovery plant for reuse within Creamery operations. This is equivalent to the daily fresh water needs of around 11,000 people. The reuse of treated process water enables the manufacture of new products at Davidstow without the need to increase the quantity of imported freshwater.

Dairy Crest’s Group Technical Director Simon Hewitt comments: “It is fantastic that the whole Dairy Crest team has been recognised for the company’s investment in water stewardship over the past few years. Resource management such as this continues to be a strategic priority for our business.”

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • May 21, 2018London Int'l Wine Fair
  • May 22, 2018European Coffee Expo
  • June 1, 2018Gluten Free Expo Slovakia
  • June 3, 2018Vinoble
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements