Glebe Farm has commissioned independent consultancy NFU Energy to examine the carbon dioxide footprint of its oat drink from initial cultivation up to the point of distribution. The study finds that that just 0.29kg of CO2 equivalent is emitted on average per litre of PureOaty oat drink produced, lower than any other oat drink currently reporting comparable figures in the UK.
Sustainability and the environment are at the heart of Glebe Farm’s family business. Not only are all of its oats grown locally but the drink is also produced on site, with solar panels and biomass generators producing power for the production facility.
Owner and MD Philip Rayner comments; “As food growers and manufacturers, we recognise our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of our operations, and this report highlights the unique benefits our British Farm can offer to the growing UK plant-based drinks market.
“As we grow and mill our own oats locally, Glebe Farm keeps food miles to an absolute minimum. What’s more, our control over the oat supply means we can make use of by-products such as the inedible oat chaff for powering production facilities. This means less waste and greater efficiency in these areas than other oat drink manufacturer could achieve.
“As farmers we care deeply about the environmental burden of food production because we experience firsthand the changing weather patterns over the years. By growing, milling and ‘milking’ our own oats right here in the UK, Glebe Farm can offer an oat drink with lower CO2 emissions than any of its competitors.”
Read the full Sustainability Report here.