Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6824 BREWING & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES BUSINESS Muntons has been awarded a Gold Standard for CSR by the international audit scheme run by EcoVadis. This places Muntons in the top 5% of companies worldwide who have been evaluated. EcoVadis is the chosen external audit body of around 100 multinational companies in North America and in Europe to monitor their global supplier base. Companies Muntons works with who use this scheme include Heineken and Coca-Cola Enterprises. The rigorous survey and assessment procedure provides proof to major customers that Muntons is truly sustainable across a number of key areas. The EcoVadis survey asks questions and requires documentary proof of performance in areas such as Environmental protection, Labour Practices and Human Rights, Sustainable Procurement, Fair Business Practices. Dr Nigel Davies, Muntons Manufacturing and Sustainability Director said of the result: “EcoVadis is one of the most wide-ranging sustainability surveys we participate in and sets extremely high standards. It is very welcome to discover that our consistent efforts to make practical, real sustainability improve- ments is externally verified and recognised as being in the top echelon of performance amongst global manufac- turing companies and their associated supply chains”. Muntons awarded CSR gold standard For more information visit: Maris Otter shines again at GBBF Maris Otter barley malt has helped secure the top place yet again at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival. This is the 11th time in 16 years that Maris Otter has been the barley of choice for the Champion Beer of Britain. Binghams’ Vanilla Stout 5% abv from Berkshire, this year’s Champion Beer of Britain, is based on Maris Otter malt, with vanilla, dark malts and British hops added. Chris Bingham, Owner/Brewer and MD of Binghams Brewery, comments: “We are really keen on Maris Otter as it gives a sure foundation for our beers and the character of a base malt is important. Maris Otter has a balanced, pleasantly biscuity flavour, and is a real class act. I tell people that when blending spices for a curry, you can’t always tell which flavour comes from which ingredient, but you can certainly tell when one important flavour is absent!” The revered barley variety was developed in the 1960s by a Dr Bell, in Maris Lane, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire. Maris Otter was developed for its taste and remains the only barley bred to provide consistency for the brewer and a wonderful spectrum of flavours which come through in the beer; and although it yields less than new barley varieties, what it does yield is extremely special. Maris Otter was saved from likely extinction in 1990 by Robin Appel of Hampshire and Banham’s of East Anglia, barley merchants with a passion for the job and with maltster customers who supply brewers across the globe. Robin Appel comments: “The last couple of harvests in 2014 and 2015 were hugely successful for Maris Otter. They also marked a great milestone for it as, following the celebrations for its 50th anniversary back in 2015, more Maris Otter was grown in Britain last year than for the previous twenty years. Demand has been rising since from brewers not only in the UK, but also from Europe and America. “However, the 2016 growing season has been a difficult one for many winter barley farmers. The lack of June sunshine this year has meant that yields are lower than in 2015 but quality has been far better than its more modern counter- parts. The industry will have plenty of top quality Maris Otter malt from this harvest and demand remains good for planting this autumn, so when the leaves turn and an evening chill embraces us all farmers will be planting yet another season’s worth of the world’s finest malting barley. Maris Otter may be over 50 years old, but none can match the flavour or brewing characteristics of our old Champion. “Binghams’ Vanilla Stout’s victory reinforces the flavour credentials of Maris Otter,” he adds. For more information visit: News INGREDIENTS 24_Layout 1 30/10/2016 14:13 Page 1