Environment, Health and Safety



The FY 2020 Modern Slavery Statement is now available


FY 2020 Modern Slavery Statement

2020 Sustainability Report

2020 is the year of United Malt’s inaugural sustainability report, the first since demerger from GrainCorp on 23 March 2020.  

Unless otherwise stated, this report covers the 12-month reporting period ending 30 September 2020.  Where possible, information and data for prior periods have been provided for comparative purposes.

This report covers United Malt’s operating geographies namely: the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Established EH&S Culture

United Malt has a strong safety and sustainability culture, shaped from years of focus, accountability and the genuine care our team shares about people and the environment.  Our team proactively seeks solutions to potential hazards before they happen and encourages ideas and feedback to ensure continuous improvement.

We address safety and environment in a multi-pronged approach.  We work within a well-established framework based on the five pillars of Safety, Environment & Sustainability, Leadership & Culture, Health & Wellbeing and Risk Management.

United Malt’s global EH&S strategy supports and aligns with our local brands through initiatives that address these key areas:

Safety & Health
Management Systems
High Performance Culture


Critical Risk Management

Injury Reduction

Process Safety Management

Investing in Sustainable Operations

Producing quality malt takes natural resources and energy, both in the field and in the plant.  We recognize this and are continuously measuring and looking for ways to reduce our usage and emissions.  

All locations set energy reduction targets, continuously benchmark energy use and develop and implement new technology to meet our overarching reduction targets. United Malt is also committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its products. Through a process of accounting for its carbon emissions, reduction of energy use, sourcing energy sources with lower carbon emission factors, carbon offsets and leadership review, United Malt is achieving its energy and carbon reduction targets.

Malting is a water-intensive process.  As with energy, all locations set water reduction targets, continuously benchmark water use and develop and implement new technology such as membrane bioreactors coupled with reverse osmosis to meet United Malt’s water conservation targets.

Our new buildings include the latest technologies for carbon and water reduction and we work closely with local regulators to implement best practices and minimize our impact on the local and surrounding communities.


Reduction in Recordable Injuries since 2012

Living our Safety Culture

As one of our brand values, safety is all-encompassing. Our Leadership Team promotes and rewards safety and empowers our associates and visitors in all locations to proactively identify safety risks and champion opportunities for improvement.

We’ve been on a journey for many years that has resulted in a culture of safety throughout our business. We proactively review our sites, invest in infrastructure, provide training to our staff, and take rigorous caution around any contractors and customers.

United Malt’s safe-for-life focus uses targeted health and safety programs along with behavioral safety programs to involve employees to produce a safer and more engaging workplace. Since the start of the safe-for-life focus in 2012, United Malt has reduced recordable injuries to employees and contractors by over 77%.

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