soil at Yeo Valley Organic farm

Carbon Emissions

We’re doers not talkers, so we’re proud to say we’ve had the carbon footprint of over 150 of our products third-party accredited. The carbon foot-printing experts at RISE have done the sums and calculated the emissions of many of our products. The data is then checked and accredited by the Carbon Trust.

That means we’ve looked at everything from our farms to your fridge, or if we’re being technical that’s scopes 1, 2 and 3. The entire lifecycle of our products, from the ingredients we use, to the energy in our factories, transportation; right through to you taking it home and putting it in your fridge.

Overtime, as you enjoy our delicious dairy you’ll start to see the Carbon Trust logo on our packaging. It’s our pledge to you that we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and we will continue to do so every two years.

Reducing CO2

When you see the footprint on our products you can be sure that we’ve not only measured the emissions of the product, but we’ve also committed to reducing them.

 

Production

Cows grazing Yeo Valley Organic farm

Production

Our farms are the place where it all begins. And our organic farmers are integral to the future of our nation’s sustainable food system.

As custodians of the land, they are our very future. They will be on the journey with us over the next decade, looking at their organic practices, optimising feed and crop efficiencies, managing healthy contented cows and producing the highest quality organic milk in the most efficient way possible.

Our factories are more than a place for making milk, yogurts and ice cream. They are communities. They are part of sustaining a long-term future for the circular economy. It’s where all of our products and innovations are created and where tomorrow’s will be developed too. They will continue to meet the economic, social, and environmental challenges we face.

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ENERGY USE

Solar panels at Yeo Valley Organic

ENERGY USE

Our sites in the West Country have reduced their carbon footprint by approximately 40% over the past two decades by making energy efficiencies in refrigeration and utilising heat recovery.

We also have over 10,000 solar panels on our production sites in the South West and one acre of solar panels on the cow shed in the real Yeo Valley. It’s important to us that the electricity we need to buy is also from renewable sources, which is why we’ve been buying green electricity in the Valley for over 20 years. Over the next two years while we reduce our carbon footprint, we’ll see more green energy introduced, for example through our supplying organic farmers and at our other production sites including even more solar panels.

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Packaging

Yeo Valley organic Super Thick Kerned Yogurt

Packaging

Packaging allows us to bring our dairy to you in tip-top condition. We’re continually making innovations to make it even more sustainable, such as using recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which reduces the carbon footprint by 75%. This is why we became the UK’s first dairy brand to introduce 100% recycled PET (rPET) yogurt pot.

We’ve started a trial to remove the clip lids off our yogurt pots, which over the next couple of months. This has the potential to reduce our emissions by 150 tonnes of CO2. That’s equivalent to 188 British Friesian cows.

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Reuse, recycle, reduce

Yeo Valley Organic Spreadable Butter tub is recyclable

Reuse, recycle, reduce

We’ll be eliminating packaging we don’t need, and continuing to innovate to ensure our packaging can be recycled and safely reused again and again, so it remains part of the circular economy and reduces waste.

What you do at home, counts for 10% of our emissions so we’ll be continuing to encourage you to reuse and recycle at home. Whether that’s an old milk bottle as a bird feeder or a yogurt pot as a seed planter, we’re always bursting with ideas.

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Organic Farming

Yeo Valley Organic Compost

Organic Farming

Organic farming is a system governed by legal standards, and regularly and independently inspected, which produces food in ways that benefit people, animals, wildlife, society and the natural world.

No other defined system of farming and food production comes close to delivering such a breadth of benefits.

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For you, wildlife and the world

Deer in the fields of the Yeo Valley organic farm

For you, wildlife and the world

We’re committed to protecting and nourishing the health of our planet and its people which is why we’ve been an organic brand, supporting over 100 British organic farmers for over 25 years.

Our focus over the coming decades will be to work with our organic farmers to improve soil health and promote biodiversity, supporting the positive development of the whole farm environment and supporting regenerative ecosystems.

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