Wynnstay only uses Certified Soyameal in ALL its feed production to the recognised FEFAC standards. This ensures that we are promoting and paying for farms in South America to be sustainably run to the standards set basis RTRS (Roundtable for Responsible Soya) or equivalent, which include within these standards no child, slave or indentured labour and Zero deforestation. We are also members of the UK Round Table for Responsible Soya and sit on the AIC Sustainability Committee.
This currently is a not either a legal necessity nor a feed requirement but is a step Wynnstay have taken as a company - we believe the first large scale producer to do so- as a contribution to the Environment and Sustainability in general.
Wynnstay is currently bagging its own produced feed in bags containing 30% recycle material. This will be increased as higher inclusion bags suitable for using with Animal feed become available from the supply chain.
Wynnstay are corporate members of LEAF, and partner with them to enable sustainable farming that is prosperous, enriches the environment and engages local communities.
Wynnstay joined the Green Dragon Scheme in 2018 and has maintained this certification every year since with the last audit conducted remotely due to coronavirus restrictions in November 2020. Green Dragon is an accredited scheme in which manufacturers of animal feeds are encouraged to join to minimise their environmental impact. Since joining, Wynnstay has continued to improve efficiencies in our mills and reduced emissions per tonne of manufactured feed.
During the year, we undertook a project to incorporate the use of biofuel in our HGV fleet. We undertook an in-depth analysis including our vehicle age, type and maintenance requirements, investigated what processes and procedures would be required to manage the use of biofuel and consider the cost implications.
In July 2020 we commenced a trial of running all the HGV vehicles operating from our Llansantffraid site to the B10 Biofuel product, which contains 10% biofuel. In October 2020 this was extended to all our Astley based HGV vehicles, together comprising approximately 75% of our HGV fleet.
Following the success of this project, we are continuing to seek further improvements and are considering options such as modifying the gearbox configuration of HGV’s to reduce fuel consumption.