Walking the walk

Proving we’re not just talking the talk when it comes to sustainability, we are B Corp accredited. This means we’ve proactively joined a community of like-minded businesses using their force for good. We’ve aligned our ambitions to hit social and environmental goals, as well as financial targets.

Find out more in our latest CSR report.

People

We like to look after people at the start of their careers, develop them as they go and continue to reward their efforts long after they’ve hung up their hairnets or packed up their desks.

We’ve partnered with two local secondary schools to inspire foodie careers and provide practical support to prepare them for the world of work.

We take time to develop our own people, making sure they continue to learn and push themselves regardless of their position in the business. Almost 12% of our business is owned by an Employee Trust which exists to take care of the ever-changing needs of our diverse workforce, making sure Macphie is always a great place to work.

So many people have played significant roles in our story. We would not exist if it were not for them and we continue to show our appreciation long after our colleagues retire. Through annual profit-based payments, quarterly newsletters and regular visits, we keep the connection going. And in turn, their stories of the Macphie years before us, keep us rooted to the reasons why we do what we do.

Environment

Home for us is the Aberdeenshire countryside and looking out on to rolling green fields provides no better reminder to take care of the world around us.

Two on-site wind turbines power our factories, meaning 100% of the electricity we use to make our products, comes from a renewable source.

We’re continually making changes to our packaging to make it work better for the environment; most recently we’ve added on-pack recycling logos (OPRL) to our ready-to-use cartons and switched from full plastic sleeves on our dessert topping bottles to front and back labels to cut back on unnecessary plastic.

Communities

Part of our success lies in strengthening the communities from which we employ. Every year, we donate a percentage of our profits to local projects as well as collectively fundraise for selected charities.

This year, we’ve partnered with UK food poverty charity FareShare which strives to redirect surplus food to those who need it. With a 400% increase in demand for the food banks they operate, we’re working with FareShare to make sure nobody goes hungry.

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