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Our Green Credentials

As a successful business within British Sugar plc, TOPSOIL shares the same values as its parent with respect to sustainability and protecting the environment.

Sustainability

The fundamental core of TOPSOIL's business is one sustainability. By recycling the soil that adheres to the sugar beet delivered to British Sugar's factories it ensures a valuable non-renewable resource is used in a sustainable way, contributing to UK and EU soil protection strategies.

British Sugar & the Environment

At British Sugar, protection of the environment is integral to our activities and we believe that raw materials should be used efficiently and responsibly to achieve this.
 
We’ve invested around £1billion in the last two decades to continuously improve our use of raw materials, installing leading technology in energy efficiency, gas and water treatment. This substantial investment has increased our operational agility and enabled us to explore new and exciting product stream opportunities.
 
Sugar production remains at the core of our operations, but using a highly integrated approach to manufacturing, we aim to transform all of our raw materials into sustainable products.
 
To learn more about how our factories recycle stones for building materials, soil for landscaping, lime for soil conditioning, beet pulp for animal feed and produce electricity from Combined Heat & Power plants, click here. We even use combustion gases and recovered heat from Wissington’s CHP plant to grow over 140 million tomatoes annually.
 
All of British Sugar's sites operate using an integrated Environment Management System (EMS) which is externally certified to ISO 14001. It is designed to continuously monitor, review and improve our environmental performance and minimise the impact of our activities.
 
We operate under the UK’s Climate Change Agreement Scheme and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

More information on British Sugar's environmental policies can be found at britishsugar.co.uk

Benefits of using Topsoil

Quality product

All TOPSOIL products are developed from the soil that adheres to the sugar beet delivered to British Sugar’s factories and as such comes from the best agricultural soils in the country. After separation, the soil undergoes a gravity settlement stage prior to a lengthy conditioning process and careful storage ready for delivery to you.