Showcasing our sustainable sauces at the Sustainable Foods London Conference

The Welsh Saucery joined four Welsh food and drink companies at the Sustainable Foods London Conference this week (30-31 March) as part of the Food & Drink Wales Sustainability Cluster, all looking to showcase the work being done in Wales to create a sustainable future.

As part of the Welsh Government’s overall strategic food and drink vision, the Sustainability Cluster was launched in January 2020 to support and develop sustainable business practices across Wales’ agri-food industry. Bringing together government, industry and academia to work hand in hand to tackle common industry problems, the Sustainability Cluster has grown to 95 producers, along with government bodies and 30 academic organisations.

Supported by the Welsh Government, Sustainable Foods London is the first event that the Sustainability Cluster has attended as a delegation of producers. All five Welsh companies attending are already B-Corp or on their way to being B-Corp accredited with assistance from the Sustainability Cluster programme.

Steve and Kara Lewis run Pembrokeshire Lamb and The Welsh Saucery, producers of sauces and spice mixes made using wholesome ingredients and natural preservatives. Steve said:

“We believe in fostering sustainable values to ensure animal welfare and preservation of the land we use.”
“We are committed to sustainable ways of doing business which is why we are conscious to ensure everything we do is both environmentally and ethically correct. By caring for our natural resources we give our animals the essential nourishment needed to ensure our products are fresh and sustainably farmed with ethical practise in mind.”

Pembrokeshire Lamb is on the BCorp journey and hoping to certify later this year. Following a rigorous certification process, the prestigious accreditation signifies that a business meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and accountability.

Welsh Government has a vision for the food and drink industry and the aim of creating one of the most environmentally and socially responsible supply chains in the world. Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd Lesley Griffiths said,

“We are committed to helping Welsh food and drink businesses focus on sustainable growth and productivity, their climate and ecological impact as well as fair work and raising standards throughout the industry. We want Wales to be one of the most environmentally and socially responsible supply chains in the world as well as continuing to have a global reputation for excellence.”

In addition to The Welsh Saucery, Drop Bear Beer, Still Wild Drinks, APRTF and Radnor Preserves are attending the event and showcasing their brands on the Welsh Sustainability Cluster stand. The Sustainable Foods London Conference, now in its second year, brings together the most innovative sustainable food brands and entrepreneurs with like-minded global investors, buyers and consultants.