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Tate & Lyle Celebrates Six Extraordinary Achievements in 2016

From supporting food technology students in developing countries to celebrating the discovery of sucralose 40 years ago, here are six extraordinary achievements from across Tate & Lyle’s business in 2016.
 
We celebrated removing 77 trillion calories from consumers’ diets globally
 
Since Tate & Lyle discovered sucralose 40 years ago, the amount of SPLENDA® Sucralose produced by Tate & Lyle has been enough to replace over 19 million tonnes of sugar in the human diet. That is the equivalent of removing 77 trillion calories from consumers’ diets globally.
 
SPLENDA® Sucralose, the Tate & Lyle brand name for sucralose, is a versatile no-calorie, high quality sweetener which is approximately 600 times sweeter than sugar. SPLENDA® Sucralose has had particular success in ice cream, beverages, confectionary, sports drinks and pharmaceutical products.
 
Watch the video and read the press release here.
 
We helped set a record at one of the largest US single-day ‘Food Drives’
 
Tate & Lyle and its employees joined forces with other partners from across the Decatur, Illinois (US) community to help local radio station WSOY’s Community Food Drive hit a new donation record. 
 
To find out how many tonnes/pounds of food was collected for local families in just 12 hours, click here.

We celebrated the opening of our new oat ingredients production capacity in Sweden
 
Tate & Lyle celebrated the formal opening of its new capacity at its oat ingredients plant in Kimstad, Sweden – part of a £100 million investment in additional capacity for Speciality Food Ingredients.  Capacity at the Kimstad facility has now increased more than tenfold since it was acquired by Tate & Lyle in 2013. 
 
Tate & Lyle uses a unique patented manufacturing process at the facility, transforming locally produced Swedish oats into ingredients that form part of our speciality food ingredients range. PromOat® Beta Glucan and PrOatein® Oat Protein can be used in a variety of food and beverage products including breakfast cereals, smoothies, baked goods, bars and sports shakes, while Avenacare® Oat Beta Glucan is specially formulated for use in personal care products.
 
Read the press release here and watch the Kimstad video on YouTube.
 
We sponsored a ‘Developing Solutions for Developing Countries’ competition
 
Tate & Lyle was the sponsor of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Student Association ‘Developing Solutions for Developing Countries’ competition. 
 
The competition, one of the largest food competitions hosted by IFT, promotes the application of food science and technology, and the development of new products and processes, to improve the quality of life for people in developing countries. 
 
This year’s students were challenged to develop desirable products aimed at increasing a pregnant woman’s intake of calcium in the Middle East and North Africa.  To find out who the winners were click here.
 
We delivered extraordinary eating experiences at trade shows across the world
 
Tate & Lyle served up extraordinary eating experiences at trade shows across the world including a food-truck-inspired  spread at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the US, and, at Food Ingredients South America, a menu of popular foods such as reduced calorie chocolate milk and cookies, using a range of specialty ingredients to maintain great taste, while boosting nutritional benefits, enriching fibre content, and reducing sugar and calories.
 
We were recognised for outstanding energy efficiency performance
 
Tate & Lyle’s Lafayette South corn wet mill in Indiana, US, was awarded the Energy Star Certification for its outstanding energy efficiency performance in 2016.  This is the second year running that Lafayette South has been recognized having also received the certification in 2015. The Star, awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is an annual certification that celebrates environmental awareness and energy efficient methods in buildings and plants across the US.
 
Since 2008, Tate & Lyle has reduced energy use per tonne of production at our plants by 5%, and CO2e emissions per tonne of production by more than 10%.
 



For more information contact:


Christopher Marsh
Group VP, Investor and Media Relations
Tate & Lyle PLC
+44 (0)20 7257 2110
+44 (0)779 619 2688
Investor.Relations@tateandlyle.com

Miriam Wilkens
VP, Communications
Tate & Lyle PLC
+44 (0)207 257 2144
+44 (0)7768775762
miriam.wilkens@tateandlyle.com


About Tate & Lyle:
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, with operations in over 30 locations worldwide.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported by our Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations groups. The Group's strategy is to become a leading global provider of Speciality Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on growth, and by driving Bulk Ingredients for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.

Speciality Food Ingredients consists of three platforms: Texturants, which includes speciality starches and stabilisers; Sweeteners, which comprises nutritive sweeteners and our range of no-calorie sweeteners including SPLENDA® Sucralose; and our Health and Wellness portfolio which includes speciality fibres and our salt-reduction offering. Additionally, our Food Systems business provides a wide variety of blended ingredient solutions.

Tate & Lyle Bulk Ingredients includes bulk sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). Corn co-products from both divisions are primarily sold as animal feed.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2016, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.4 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com

SPLENDA® is a trademark of Heartland Consumer Products LLC.