We recently shared on social media that Zeelandia, who manufacture a wide range of bakery ingredients within the baking industry are working with the Essex Wildlife Trust to put something back into the local area. This includes a wide range of areas including fields right through to local gardens, as well as creating natural habitats on their urban site in Colchester.
Zeelandia are also sponsoring the TipTree World Bread Awards 2021 in the category of "Award for Sustainability." In order to win this award the nominee must be someone who is not operating commercially/does not sell their bread who the judges feel has gone the extra mile to support their community, promote a sense of togetherness and make a difference.
With sustainability becoming ever more important, Zeelandia have also committed to using 100% Sustainable Palm Oil, and in the past two years, the leading baking ingredients company has worked closely with over 34 suppliers to convert 81 ingredients to use sustainable palm oil, reaching 99% usage. David Amos, Managing Director of Zeelandia UK and past ABST President says that they are committed to going further.
Sustainability and local conservation is becoming more and more important to both consumers and bakery companies, whether ingredients manufacturers or bakeries with innovations on reducing waste, reduction in plastic and energy and water usage becoming more normal and looking to increase as time goes on.
The full video of the work they have done with the wildlife trust is here if you would like to watch again!
Bakery students from around the UK and Ireland sharing their experiences