Tate & Lyle in the Community

Our Tate & Lyle in the Community Programme is a blend of corporate charitable giving and volunteer support which is focused on improving three critical barometers for thriving communities.

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We support projects which improve the health and wellbeing of people of all ages, helping them understand the roles played by nutrition and physical activity in a well-balanced life
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We work with organisations to give people in need in our communities, and beyond, access to nutritious meals.
We work with local schools, education foundations and other community partners to help prepare students for healthier, brighter futures.
Building thriving communities

Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations. Our people believe passionately that, through our purpose, we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society.

Our purpose touches all parts of our business and drives what we do. But we want to do more. This led us to consider which of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are closest to our Purpose and we have agreed that they are: Zero Hunger; Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality; Responsible Consumption and Production; and Climate Action. In May 2020 we announced a set of ambitious commitments for each of our three pillars of our purpose. As part of our pillar focused on building thriving communities where we operate and supporting people to achieve their potential, we have set ourselves the following commitments:

 • By 2025, we will achieve gender parity in leadership roles.

 • By 2025, we will have provided over 3 million nutritious meals for people in need.

 • By 2025, we will have supported the education of over 100,000 children and students through learning programmes and grants and helped them attain skills for life.

Our partners

Our partners in this work include registered charities, educational institutions and non-governmental agencies that meet our high standards for delivering services and results.

We’re proud that our colleagues across our more than 30 locations lead the way in our community outreach – championing programmes in home communities that change us and the lives of others for better.

While we do align our Tate & Lyle in the Community Programme strategy and budgets annually, if you are a registered charity who would like to tell us more about your work and projects, please see our Giving Guidelines for Charitable Partners.


Education: STEM grants

We’re passionate about inspiring students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and our STEM-focused grants are intended to do just that.


We aim to reduce our environmental footprint across everything we do.


We believe that everyone at Tate & Lyle should be safe, respected and fairly treated.


Safety comes first, both for our employees and for everyone who comes to our sites.

Annual Report

Each year we publish in our Annual Report our key performance indicators and how we have performed.

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