Corporate Social Responsibility
Our approach to
We’re committed to safeguarding the long-term sustainability of Basmati rice farming.
We’ve always known that quality comes from sourcing the finest quality
rice and ethical sourcing and quality assurance sits at the heart of all we
do. Our ambition is to be one of the most inspiring and responsible rice
producers in the world.
We hand-select premium grains and make sure only the best rice and
ingredients are used in every Tilda pack. We don’t produce for anyone
else, so Tilda rice is only found in Tilda brand packages
We recognize that all our activities have some impact on the environment, and we look carefully at each step to limit that impact by making our footprint smaller. There is definitely more that we can do and that we will be doing.
Jonathan Calland – Head of Sustainability & External Affairs
How we manage
Recycling and Packaging
Our packaging is chosen to make sure the product reaches consumers in the safest condition possible.
We recently launched a new range of dry rice blends in 100% recyclable 375g cartons. For larger volume sizes, we use a much stronger barrier film that is not generally recycled because of the limited technologies available to local authorities. There are benefits of this type of film which include significantly reducing the risk of food spoilage and wastage.
With regard to our pouches specifically, they are made up of several different layers of material and are not currently commercially recyclable in the UK. The laminate part of the pouch which is in contact with food cannot be made of recycled content but we are looking into whether the other layers can be.
We subscribe to the Green Dot scheme which is a well-established European scheme and mandatory in several European countries where Tilda products are sold. The symbol signifies that for each type of packaging, a financial contribution has been paid to a national packaging recovery or recycling organization. Our products are sold across Europe where the symbol is required to prove that we have complied with local packaging waste legislation. Recently we began to develop UK-only packaging without the Green Dot logo to avoid possible confusion about the recyclability of some packaging in the UK.
We are working together with our packaging suppliers to ensure all our packaging will be recyclable in the countries where it is sold.
Ethical Auditing of Suppliers
Tilda is a member of Sedex Global – an independent not for profit body which audits the ethical performance and transparency of our supply chain and covers Labour Standards, Health & Safety, The Environment and Business Ethics.
Ethical Performance & Transparency in 2020
Our contributions to
Communities and Good Causes
We are committed to supporting good causes and global communities. You can learn about some of those we support and the good work they do, below.